Youth Invited to Vanderburgh County Teen Court Volunteer Training
If you have an 8th-12th grader who might be interested in being a part of the Vanderburgh County Teen Court, you're invited to a volunteer training session on Thursday, March 5th. Teen Court is one of the annual programs hosted by Youth Resources.
Both students and parents are welcome to attend this meeting (5pm-6:15pm) held at Youth Resources, located at 4451 N. First Avenue on the lower level of the First Federal Savings Bank.
According to Youth Resources, the Vanderburgh County Teen Court is "a restorative justice-based diversion program that serves first-time juvenile offenders and middle school and high school student volunteers (8th-12th grade). Respondents are sentenced at a hearing of their peers who volunteer to serve as jury members, prosecuting attorneys, defense attorneys, bailiff, and judge’s assistant and who are mentored by adult attorneys. Teen Court provides respondents and youth volunteers with the mentors, education, tools, and resources to make positive, healthy choices."