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4-H WAY : 4-H WAY

Location: Warrenton, Warren County, NC

Oversight: This program receives funding and/or oversight by DPS.

Length of service: 1 to 3 months

Teen court is an alternative system of justice. It is a court where first-time offenders are sentenced by their peers and are thereby held accountable for their actions. The creative and constructive sentences handed down through Teen Court are meant not only to deter the offender from future criminal activity, but also to educate, counsel, and rehabilitate the offender. Teen Court utilizes trained student volunteers, under adult supervision, to serve in various capacities.

Problem Areas Addressed:

  • Family - family relationship quality
  • School - school behavior
  • Community and peers - anti-social influences
  • Community and peers - community

Minimum Age Served: 5
Maximum Age Served: : 18
Target Gender: : All

After Hours Availability:


Enrollment Requirement: :

  • Interview
  • Referral form
  • School records

Counties Served:


Program Classification:

Accountability and Delinquency Prevention
> Delinquency Prevention
--> Teen Court

Payment Type:

  • No charge