SOUTHPORT, N.C. – The next session of Brunswick County Teen Court will be January 22, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the Brunswick County courthouse. Brunswick County Teen Court is a partnership program between Communities In Schools and the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office, made possible through financial support provided by the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and Brunswick County.
Students are trained to serve as attorneys, jurors, bailiffs, and clerks in real cases involving first-time juvenile offenders. Student volunteers get a hands-on educational experience that helps them better understand our system of justice. Juvenile offenders participating in this diversion program saves the county at least $2,000 per case. During fiscal 2017-2018, 88 defendants were served and student volunteers donated 1,000 hours of their time to participate in the program.
In January, Brunswick County Teen Court will be wrapping up their Peanut Butter & Jelly Campaign partnership with the 13th District Guardian ad Litem Program. Teen Court will be accepting peanut butter and jelly donations until Martin Luther King Jr.’s Day of Service on January 21. To contribute to the campaign, please bring peanut butter and jelly donations in plastic containers to the Guardian ad Litem Program (GAL) office in the Brunswick County Courthouse. Items can also be dropped off at the next Brunswick County Teen Court session January 22.
If you have questions about Teen Court, please contact the Teen Court Director at 910-253-4087 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit Brunswick County Teen Court on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more information and updates.