L a w & P u b l i c S e r v i c e L i n k e d L e a r n i n g P a t h w a y
2017 - 2018
Teen Court Schedule
Roosevelt Teen Court Staff 2017 - 2018
What is Teen Court ?
The Los Angeles County Teen Court program was founded with the belief that the best approach to preventing juvenile delinquency is to intervene in the lives of youthful offenders at the first opportunity, when they commit low-level offenses, to discourage them from moving to more serious crimes.
As part of the Los Angeles County Teen Court program, Roosevelt High School Teen Court does that in two ways: First, Teen Court diverts youthful offenders from the traditional justice system, replacing judges and attorneys with peers from other schools who question, judge and sentence alleged offenders, providing a more meaningful court experience for offenders. Second, for the students who volunteer to participate as jurors, clerks and bailiffs, Teen Court offers valuable lessons about how courts operate and what it is like to be a part of the justice system. Additionally, many students that participate in Teen Court as jurors and/or court staff often express an interest in studying law.
Just as important the Court and the public benefit from Teen Court because it enables the juvenile justice system to focus its resources on higher risk offenders and educates the public and youth about the work of the Court.
We are proud to have the support of the Latin@ Law Students Association at USC Gould School of Law at our Teen Court Sessions. LLSA members serve as role models for our participating students sharing their educational journeys to a career in law, fielding questions about Law School admissions and student life at USC Gould School of Law. Additionally, they proctor the jury deliberations for all our teen court cases.
Roosevelt High School Teen Court