SOUTHPORT, N.C. – Brunswick County Teen Court will hold student volunteer trainings on Tuesday, September 11 and Thursday, September 13, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Brunswick County Courthouse. Students in grades 9-12 can volunteer and will be trained to serve as attorneys, jurors, bailiffs, and clerks in Teen Court 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. 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. Last year, January – December 2017, 81 defendants were served and student volunteers donated 1,828 hours of their time to participate in the program.
If you have questions about Teen Court, please contact Jamie Duesing, 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: From left to right – Laraine Bronski (mentor), and Teen Court student prosecuting attorneys Madison and Jesse during a recent Teen Court 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 evidence-based programs to serve students and their families. 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.