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Volunteers
Teen Court Volunteers 20-21
Teen Court Volunteers 2020-2021
Teen Court Volunteers 21-22
Teen Court Volunteers 2021-2022

Teen Court Volunteers learn all aspects of courtroom procedures from the position of juror to judge while also gaining valuable public speaking skills, self-confidence and leadership ability. The students who volunteer for the court are dedicated to both their community and their fellow peers in Williamson County. Teen Court is a nationally respected organization that is recognized on college applications and fulfills community service hours for high school requirements. The court provides college letters of recommendation as necessary.

JP3 Teen Court accepts volunteer applications throughout the year. To be eligible to volunteer, you must be between the ages of 13 and 18 and attending school and have your parent’s permission before signing up. Print and fill out the Teen Court Volunteer Application below and send it to [email protected], fax it to 512-943-1542 or drop it off at the Georgetown Annex at 100 Wilco Way, Suite 204, Georgetown, Texas, 78626.

If you have questions, please contact Nora Caceres at 512-943-1570 or [email protected]

 
Teen Court Dates

(All participants, Defendants and Volunteers should arrive by 5:30pm.  Court is held from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.)

  • August 24, 2021
  • September 7, 2021
  • September 14, 2021
  • October 5, 2021
  • October 12, 2021
  • November 2, 2021
  • November 9, 2021
  • December 7, 2021
  • January 11, 2022
  • January 18, 2022
  • February 1, 2022
  • February 8, 2022
  • March 1, 2022
  • March 8, 2022
  • April 5, 2022
  • April 12, 2022
  • May 3, 2022
  • May 10, 2022


 
Defendants
What is Teen Court?
Teen Court is an alternative, voluntary program, which offers young offenders an opportunity to make restitution for an offense through community service, specialized classes and jury service, thus avoiding fines and keeping the juvenile’s record clear. You will be represented by a volunteer teen attorney and sentenced by a jury of your peers. Am I eligible to participate in Teen Court?
The answer is “YES”, if the following criteria are met:
  • You plead guilty or no contest (nolo contendre) to a Class C misdemeanor, not including Failure to Attend School
  • You are between the ages of 10 and 18, or are currently enrolled full-time in a program to receive a high school degree
  • You have not been a defendant in a Teen Court program in the past two years
How do I request to have my case heard in Teen Court?
Requests to have your case heard by the JP3 Teen Court may be made at your scheduled initial Court appearance with the Judge.

What are the possible sentencing guidelines I may face from the Teen Court jury?
Sanctions include community service hours and participation in the JP3 Teen Court jury and may include educational classes. Please note that some violations require mandatory classes required by law.

 
Discipline Grid

CLASS 1 (includes but not limited to):

Defective Lights/Equipment Violations, No Seatbelt/No Helmet, Following too closely, No Turn Signal/Improper Turn, Speeding 1-10 MPH over Posted Speed, Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility

6-15 hours
AND 1 Jury Term

CLASS 2 (includes but not limited to):

Driver License Violations, Failure to Yield Right-of-way, Failure to Stop at Red Light/Stop Sign, Unsafe Lane Change/ Unsafe Speed, Speeding 11-20 MPH over Posted Speed, Disregard Trafic Control Device, Littering

10-20 hours
AND 1-2 Jury Term

CLASS 3 (includes but not limited to):

Speeding 21-24 MPH over Posted Speed, Speeding - School Zone 1-10 MPH over Posted Speed, Failure to Identify

20-30 hours
AND 1-3 Jury Term

CLASS 4 (includes but not limited to):

Driving without a Valid Texas Driving License, speeding>25 MPH over Posted Limit, Racing, Speeding - School Zone>11 MPH over Posted Speed, Scene of Accident, Fail to stop for a school bus

30-40 hours
AND/OR
Educational Class Leaving
AND 2-4 Jury Term

CLASS 5 (includes but not limited to):

Criminal Mischief, Theft, Possesion of Drug Peraphenalia, Assault, Minor in Possession of Alcohol, Minor in Consumption of Alcohol, Disorderly Conduct - Fighting/Fleeing an Officer

40-50 hours
AND/OR
Educational Class
AND 3-4 Jury Term

 
How long do I have to complete my Teen Court Sentence?

You have 90 days to complete your community service, jury term(s) and any other sentencing requirements you may have received at your Teen Court appearance. Failure to complete these requirements within the 90 days will result in your case being returned to the JP3 Court Judge which could result in the original fines being assessed and a conviction on the defendant’s record.

 
What are the benefits of having my case heard in Teen Court?

Upon successful completion of the JP3 Teen Court requirements, the case will receive a clean dismissal. There will NOT be a conviction entered on the defendant’s record. Also, in lieu of regular Court costs and fines, a $10 Teen Court fee plus court costs is paid instead.