Teen Court participants must abide by the Teen Court Dress Code. You will be sent home without credit or possibly remanded back to the Municipal Court Judge if in violation of the dress code. Below are examples of appropriate dress, with the ultimate discretion being left to the Teen Court Coordinator and/or the Presiding Judge.
No Jeans or Denim Pants
No Shorts (Considered anything above the knee)
Skirts must be appropriate length
No Exposed Undergarments of Any Kind
Sign In & Security Screening
Teen Court sessions for all three cities are held at the NRH Municipal Court. Sign in begins at 5:30 p.m. Participants will enter through the Teen Court entrance, located in the center of the courtyard. Teen Court participants must arrive for their Teen Court Hearing no later than 5:55 p.m. Doors are locked at 6 p.m. Late entrance is not allowed.
Every person entering Teen Court will be subject to screening by our Marshal and through our metal detector. All purses, backpacks etc. will be thoroughly searched. In order to expedite this process we ask that you only bring what you need for your court hearing.
Teen Court participants must make prior arrangements to be picked up on completion of each Teen Court docket and no later than 7:30 p.m. Adult supervision WILL NOT be available beyond 7:45 p.m. The designated pick up point for all participants is on the North side of the building adjacent to the Recreation Center’s front doors. Teen Court participants have the ability upon request to use a Court telephone to call their parent or guardian for pick up.
It is mandatory for a Teen Court participant under 17 years of age who is set on the Court Docket to have a parent or guardian with them throughout their Court session. Since the Courtroom is not designed to hold more than 60 people, we ask that only one parent or guardian attend with each participant. Additionally, children under 10 years of age are not allowed in the Courtroom during the Teen Court sessions. Defendants WILL NOT need a parent or guardian to serve their jury term(s), however they will need to make arrangements for someone to pick them up upon their release but no later than 7:30 p.m.