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Douglas County Teen Court

The mission of the Douglas County Teen Court is to promote responsibility and accountability for first-time offenders ages 13-17 who have pled guilty to nonviolent and nondrug-related misdemeanors by having the case tried and heard by their peers. Attorneys volunteer to serve as judges. The process provides a valuable experience for those on both sides of the bench or jury box, and can sometimes have a greater impact on the offender than the usual court proceedings can.