The purpose of the Lakewood Municipal Teen Court program is to provide an alternative disposition for juveniles who have committed and received a charge for a minor offense, and are otherwise eligible for diversion.
Additionally, Teen Court is an educational tool enabling volunteering, non-justice involved youth to actively participate in the justice system acting as defense attorneys, prosecutors, bailiffs, jury members and as the presiding judge.
In the teen court process, a trial takes place in which teen volunteers serve in the capacity of the prosecution and defense attorneys as well as jury members to determine the sentence for a juvenile offender.
Teen Court is an excellent program for volunteering students to build their confidence in public speaking, follow through on possible career tracks in the justice system as well as the opportunity to meet other students throughout the Lakewood area with similar interests.
Lakewood Probation Division
445 S. Allison Parkway
Lakewood, CO 80226
Rachel Starry - Probation Officer