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Teen Court
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Teen Court is a program authorized by the Texas State Legislature which allows teens to sentence other teens who have pleaded guilty or no contest to Class C misdemeanor (punishable by fine only) crimes.

Allen's Teen Court offers opportunities for all types of students to get involved. Volunteers can serve as jurors, prosecuting attorneys and defense attorneys. All of these roles are crucial to the administration of Teen Court (Attorney volunteer positions require an application and training).

Teen Court trials and training are held at the Allen Municipal Court. Court is held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. If you are interested in participating, please attend one of the court sessions for more information or complete an application to volunteer for Teen Court. You can also pick up an application or more information at the Municipal Court Front Office, or by calling 214.509.4393.


Learn more by watching this video:

teen court video


Below is the schedule for 2015:

 DATE  EVENT  TIME
 Feb. 10, 2015  Teen Court Trials  6-8 p.m.
 March No Teen Court (Spring Break)
 N/A
 April 14, 2015  Teen Court Trials  6-8 p.m.
 May 12, 2015  Teen Court Trials CANCELED  6-8 p.m.
 May 16, 2015  Teen Court Training 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 
 June 9, 2015  Teen Court Trials  6-8 p.m.

*Teen Court Trials are subject to cancellation at any time due to low case volume.

Attire
How Teen court participants present themselves is very important. Participants must exhibit respect for the court and take the process seriously. Therefore, teen volunteers are expected to be professional and use good judgment in their choice of attire. Teen Court will refuse jury or other court duty to persons who do not abide by proper dress code. Teen court reserves the right to refuse to hear cases from those who fail to abide.

The following are NEVER allowed:
  • Caps or hats
  • T-shirt or other clothing with inappropriate pictures or language
  • Bare midriff shirts, spaghetti strap or strapless halters
  • Beach wear
  • Shorts
  • Torn Clothing
  • Visible Undergarments
  • Hooded sweatshirts (in the courtroom)
  • Mini Skirts
  • Flip-flops
  • Jeans

All teen attorneys must wear appropriate business attire - NO JEANS.

Benefits of Teen Court
  • Develop critical thinking skills
  • Develop public speaking skills
  • Earn community service
  • Gain experience for college
  • Learn about criminal justice
  • Learn to work as a team
  • Meet many different people



Contact Information
Municipal Court
Staff Directory
Municipal Court and Parks and Recreation Building
301 Century Parkway
Allen, Texas 75013

Phone: 214.509.4380
Fax: 214.509.4389

Hours:
Mon / Tue / Thu / Fri
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wed
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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