From Harford County government:
Several Harford County agencies hold a training session for youth volunteers in Teen Court on Thursday, August 29, 2013 from 4:30pm to 7:30pm at Harford County District Court located at 2 South Bond Street in Bel Air, Maryland.
Teen Court is part of a partnership with the Harford County Department of Community Services local management board, Office of Drug Control Policy, Department of Juvenile Services, State’s Attorney’s Office and Harford County Public Schools.
Harford County Teen Court began in the spring of 2011 as a diversion program providing first time non-violent youth offenders with a second chance at life. The Harford County Teen Court program follows a restorative justice model to determine what is best for the respondent, victim and the community.
Offenders agree to participate in the Teen Court program. If they are successful, offenders can avoid the juvenile justice system. Harford County District Court Judge Susan Hazlett presides over the court. Harford County high school students serve as jurors.
This program is a great way to show students how the criminal system works. For more information, log onto email@example.com.