Teen Court

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I. Introduction
A. In the year of 2006, 411 teens were referred to the Escambia county teen court. Only 25 of the teens reoffended.
B. Teen court is a program designed to help teens learn accountability and responsibility after committing a crime.
C. I became interested in this topic because I would like to learn what happens to teens that commit crimes, but don’t get incarcerated.
D. It will help me learn about the court systems for when I become a lawyer in my later life.
E. I believe that teen court is a very helpful program that gives juveniles who committed a crime a second chance to get back on their feet so they don’t have a horrible record behind them.
II. What is teen court?
A. Teen Court is a real justice program run
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C. The information above will be useful since I had no idea what the purpose of teen court was.
IV. How does Teen Court work?
A. The hearing process
1. The Judge, who is usually a local Judge or a practicing attorney, calls the defendant to the witness stand, swears him/her in, and then the Teen Court clerk reads the charge.
2. The defense and prosecuting attorneys question the defendant to learn the circumstances of the offense. After carefully listening to the facts,
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