SOUTHPORT, N.C. – The Brunswick County Teen Court Mock Trial Team will participate in the North Carolina Teen Court Association State Mock Trial Competition on April 14, 2018 in Charlotte. Student volunteers will compete as attorneys, clerks, and bailiffs against other county teams from around the state. The Brunswick County team has been training for the last five months to prepare for this year’s competition. Teen Court attorney mentors Nancy Adelis and John Kelso are helping the students prepare for the competition.
To see these students in action giving back to their community, you can attend the next session of Brunswick County Teen Court on Tuesday, March 27 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Brunswick County Courthouse. Teen Court provides “hands on” educational experience for student volunteers as attorneys, jurors, bailiffs, and clerks in real cases involving first-time juvenile offenders.
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. Juvenile offenders participating in this diversion program saves the county at least $2,000 per case. Last year, January – December 2017, 81 defendants were served and student volunteers donated 1,000 hours of their time to participate in the program.
If you have questions about Teen Court or are interested in volunteering, 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.
Picture caption: Teen Court in session.
About Communities In Schools of Brunswick County:
Communities In Schools of Brunswick County is an accredited affiliate of the national Communities In Schools network, operating programs proven to keep students in school and on the path to graduation. Working closely with schools and partner organizations, Communities In Schools of Brunswick County uses an evidence-based model to serve 4,400 young people and their families each year. Based directly inside schools throughout the county, Communities In Schools connects students and their families to critical educational and community-based resources working hand-in-hand with schools, communities and families to identify their unique needs and surround students with a caring network of support. Learn more about Communities In Schools of Brunswick County at www.cisbrunswick.org.