She got her application to Sealey just in time — an hour before the closing deadline. Hearings are held weekly for kids ages 12 to 17 who have been charged with crimes such as shoplifting, possession of marijuana or alcohol, disorderly conduct and assault. It is a real court that is run entirely by teen volunteers. Tags Teen Court Jennifer Romero. Contact Robert Nott at or rnott sfnewmexican. Facebook Twitter Email Print Save. For prostate cancer, older men should consider test.
Teen Court accomplishes these goals through peer accountability, educational opportunities, youth leadership trainings, Brief Interventions for Substance Using Adolescents program, and a youth court where teen volunteers hear real juvenile criminal cases and determine a restorative sentence that Teen Court monitors.
Teen Court offers first-time teen offenders charged with minor crimes a chance to be sentenced by their peers if they agree to plead guilty. We empower youth ages with skills, resources, and opportunities to be accountable for their harms and to positively contribute to their communities, schools, and peer groups. Jennifer Romero, program manager for the Teen Court of Santa Fe County, speaks with participants of the program during a court session last month. Romero has been working with the program for seven years and took over inwhen the former director retired. She never ended up in court, she said, although she sometimes gave her mother grief, as many adolescents do.