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.
Penisaurus Vexed says
What a load of crap. Why teach the youth the Great American lie? Lets get it straight boys and girls, you live in Harford County, Maryland and you don’t have any rights. That is because the asinine judges of the most illegal county in Maryland will not allow your rights to be recognized. You won’t get a fair trial. You won’t be allowed hearings that will prove that the Harford County State’s Attorney Office and the Harford County Sheriff’s Office committed crimes during their investigation that would throw out all evidence via the “Exclusionary Rule”. You will be thrown in jail. You will be held without bail until you take the Plea Deal. You will do everything that they say and have your Constitutional Rights trampled on because the only right you have is to say, “Yes, your honor.” Teach them correctly, there is no law in Harford County, there is no justice in Harford County, there is no integrity in the Harford County’s Court System. Instead of having this program, you should be telling the youth the value of leaving Harford County and the racist, tyrannical law of the disgusting Judges of the Harford County Circuit Court. No citizen is safe from the NAZI’s of the Harford County Courts, State’s Attorney Office and Sheriff’s Department. Don’t confuse them, make sure they realize that all their rights will be ignored and infringed upon as the NAZI Good ol’ Boy system does not recognize the Bill of Rights or the Constitution. Once you’ve taught them these valuable lessons, they can go on their life’s journey knowing the Truth of the Great American lie and the Abomination known as the Harford County Court System.