Student Organizations

Teen Court

Teen Court is a juvenile criminal diversion program for first-time offenders, mostly aged 11-16.  It is run by the YWCA Youth Intervention Program, part of the Forsyth County YWCA, a United Way agency.  Teen Court is a forum for “constructive sentencing”; to participate, youth must admit guilt, after which they are sentenced by a jury of their (teen) peers.  Sentences comprise community service, jury duty, tutoring, counseling, letters of apology, and the like.  Law students provide coaching and support for teen advocates, and often serve as judge for the hearings.

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Katherine Ririe
Katherine Scotton