Teen Court Research 3 Continued Cases adjudicated by District teen courts have an extremely higher rate of successthan other probationary programs used by the regular court systems. http://www.angelfire.com/biz/nationalteencourts/tctq3.html
Extractions: Teen Court Research 3 Continued stay up past their bed time. Small children in the primary grades need 10-12 hours of sleep and failing to get it can easily be noticed on their grade level. As the children get older, however, the effects are harder to notice particularly in high school teenagers. The effects are still there, however, and they can lead to many problems. Often times schools are then blamed for the children's lack of learning when in reality it's the parent's fault. There are other factors that parents are responsible for. Do they love and care for their children and show the emotions in a way the children can understand. Do they yell and get after them the night before school day or in the morning on the way to school. Do parents argue in front of children. Do they blame the children for the parent's problems. Do they teach the children discipline and respect, not only for the school system, but society in general. Do they give the children the same respect they demand for themselves. No, parents aren't entirely to blame for students that fail to do well or that get into trouble. They are, however, part of the problem as is the school system, and poorly operated judicial court systems. No one individual or system need point the finger of blame on anyone else without first looking into their own house.
Opinion-Teen Court teen courts can be very valuable tools in communities when provided the opportunity to maximize their potential. They are highly effective and save the taxpayers and court systems http://www.justice4kids.org/opinteencrt.htm
Extractions: 941/955-TEEN or 941/951-4278 A few months ago, I heard about TEEN COURT. I recently read the description on the DJJ website. This was never offered to my son, although it appears he should have been considered for this over a year ago. His original charge in March 2000 (at age 15) was battery; then truancy then he dropped out of school at age 16 (honors student!) without parental consent or signature; then marijuana possession. We have been swimming in the slime of the system for over a year now. My frustration, as well as being enlightened by the frustration of many other parents, is what led me to start a website: www.justice4kids.org . My goal is to help guide other parents through the tangled web of juvenile "justice"; to figure out resources that actually work, not just resources that "exist". Who gets recommended for teen court? What is the referral process? The [Teen Court] website states: Referrals come from various sources, depending on the individual Teen Court program. They can include:
Court Overview In order for court systems to have legitimacy, they must responsibly exercise their governmental domestic violence "night courts " and teen courts, so precisely the opposite has http://faculty.ncwc.edu/toconnor/111/111lect08.htm
Extractions: No! No! Sentence first verdict afterwards (Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland At a basic level, courts are places where people bring disputes to be settled by law. In order for court systems to have legitimacy, they must responsibly exercise their governmental powers and obligations, for which there are many: the seizure of property and persons; the determination of legal family status; enforcement of economic obligations; protection of the average person from arbitrary governmental interference; and putting a non-bureaucratic face on justice. Among the population, courts must have unquestioned, widespread support, and to accomplish this, courts must be fair and impartial, granting each person equal access to an equal chance of presenting their case with an equal chance of success. Courts should be places of awe and majesty, resulting in at least the appearance of justice (Rubin 1976). Whether or not justice is actually done usually depends upon who wins and who loses. Courts may be primary examples of justice as a sporting event or morality play, but they are also places where you need professionals. Every year in the U.S., at least 30,000 new binding decisions are made in the court systems, and this in addition to more than 18,000,000 published decisions make up the body of
Kid's Going To Court Unfortunately, in todays society, the court systems sometimes have no choice face today domestic violence, child safety, teen parenting, drug and alcohol addiction, child abuse http://www.jist.com/kidsrights/prcourt.htm
Extractions: firstname.lastname@example.org PREPARING CHILDREN FOR COURT Indianapolis, Ind. No one likes putting children on the stand for a trial. Unfortunately, in todays society, the court systems sometimes have no choice. A new product by KIDSRIGHTS helps those working with children prepare them for court and help them understand what goes on in the courtroom. Kids Going to Court is designed to help children prepare for a trip to court and cope with the anxiety of testifying. It follows Emma and Markus, children who are testifying, through the process and shows who takes care of them, what happens, and how they promise to tell the truth. Also included is a glossary of words commonly used in courthouses as well as tips for children on conduct, appearance, and more as they prepare for their court appearance. Interactive elements such as puzzles and activities reassure and ease the fears of your readers. Also included are suggestions for adults helping kids for court. This book has been reviewed by Detective Tom Rodgers, a nationally recognized expert on child-related issues and former law enforcement officer with more than 28 years of experience. This was designed for children ages five through twelve and is an invaluable supplement to judicial systems and counseling programs. It is a great resource for counselors, child psychologists, social workers, law enforcement officers, court systems, parents, and anyone working with children who have to testify in court.
Extractions: mml writes "Earlier this year a 17 year old in Skövde, Sweden was charged with various offences relating to linking pirated MP3s. Yesterday (Monday 27. December 1999), the court in Göta, Sweden, decided that "it is legal to have links to pirated music on a homepage in Sweden if the links are to a server in a country where it isn't illegal to pirate music." (Metro 28. December 1999, p. 16) The article also says that the 17 year old was cleared mostly on the basis that the prosecution had not convinced the court that most of the links went to the US. Slashdot ran the original story and a followup in September
Teen Court Research Continued teen courts are needed to grease the old court system with peer justice. teenOil Vs Watered court systems (March 1973) Weaver, RD teen Crime Reports 3, 1). http://www.angelfire.com/biz/nationalteencourts/tctq2.html
Extractions: Teen Court Research 2 Continued then in that the training will help you get a better job or position than those without the education. It does not necessarily guarantee a better entry job, however, the better the informal education , the higher you may go within a particular field. Of great importance today is job-related education. Teens that do not know how to properly apply for positions, fill out job applications, and conduct themselves properly during a job interview can still lose positions to others less qualified. A job-related education can be a great deterrent to juvenile crime, as the old saying goes, "idle hands...". It is extremely important that job-related education programs be provided in school settings or in special programs provided to juvenile offenders. Teen Court programs that make use of a job-related education program will find that the teenagers in question will have a better opportunity to turn their lives around. Teen Education, Jobs, and Crime, (October 72) Weaver, R. D. Teen Crime Reports 10, 1
Teen Court Research 4 Continued teen court Research 4 Continued. Many are repeat offenders and while some may be first time offenders under the law, it simply means that they were not caught before. program used by current court systems. teenage Thieves Overpower courts (May 1991) Weaver, R. D. teen Crime Reports 5, 1 http://www.angelfire.com/biz/nationalteencourts/tctq4.html
Extractions: Teen Court Research 4 Continued Many are repeat offenders and while some may be first time offenders under the law, it simply means that they were not caught before. District teen courts are designed to deal with first time offenders and violators of minor crimes. Teenagers that undergo the District Teen Court process are much likelier to become assets to society, than those falling through the cracks or dealt with outmoded methods. Teen Aggravated Assault Cases (February 1991) Weaver, R. D. Teen Crime Reports 2,1 Teenagers that drive cause their parents to pay higher insurance rates, but there is an even greater reason that insurance rates are higher when it comes to teenagers. In 1989, there were approximately 15,320 reported arrests for motor vehicle thefts with an approximate aggregate value of $16,584,563. Over one half of the reported arrests, 51.5% or about 7891 of them, were of teenagers 19 years of age and under. Nearly 89% were done by school age students 18 and under. Teenagers were responsible for a motor vehicle theft once every 3 1/2 minutes. The 15-18 age group stole more vehicles than any other age group.
Introduction A Historical Perspective. The research, development, and implementation of teen courts in Florida visited the Odessa, Texas teen court program. Upon returning to format for teen court development was based on several concerns and observations Most juvenile court systems are in http://www.flteencourt.org/sarasota
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Extractions: April 22, 1999 (Dexter) ... Financial report Teen Court Activity Teen Court was held for the first time in Dexter, on April 22, 1999. Three (3) of the four (4) traffic citations were referred from Dexter Municipal Court were heard. The 4 th case was heard in Roswell, on April 20 th . Demographics and dispositions on the Dexter cases will be described on page 2. Twelve cases were referred to Teen Court in April ( in Roswell), Three of these cases were referred back to the JPPO as follows: April 6, 1999 (Roswell)
Teen Court and maintaining regular media coverage of teen court activities; Implementingadditional educational programs on traffic safety in local school systems; http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/outreach/safedige/fall1997/n5-9.html
Extractions: Two Illinois counties, Pike and Adams, have experienced a steady increase in juvenile crimes during the past decade, with a 23 percent jump in the number of court cases from 1993 to 1995. Circuit courts and probation departments in both counties reported a backlog of cases in 1995. Many of these were repeat offenders, with a high percentage of cases of underage driving, impaired driving and other alcohol-related violations. Circuit court officials recognized a need for alternative programs for juvenile offenders that were educational and could serve as a guide to development within the family and the community. In an effort to provide an alternative program for juvenile offenders aged 10 to 18, Illinois' Two Rivers Regional Council of Public Officials established Teen Court in 1996. The goal of Teen Court was to direct cases away from the juvenile courts and to provide an alternative approach to litigating traffic violations such as impaired driving, speeding and seat belt nonuse. The Teen Court program focused on prevention of offenses rather than simply punishing them. Program objectives included: Providing an opportunity for youth to acknowledge responsibility for their actions, and suggest possible alternative behaviors
Peer Conflict Mediation Teen Court Conferences Baltimore City teen court is a voluntary alternative systems, teacher groups. and community organizations. throughout Maryland as speakers or. consultants. Baltimore City teen court http://www.clrep.org/clrep_brochure.pdf
Court Briefs court services directors. and administrators of teen. parenting programs rior court of San Diego County when the court systems unied last December http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/courtnews/novdec99-5.pdf
MINOR AND JUVENILE CASES Many school systems within Lubbock County are having their officers you need to eithercontact the court at 775 may be able to work off your fine at teen court. http://www.co.lubbock.tx.us/JP1/pages/original/minor_and_juvenile_cases.htm
Extractions: MINOR AND JUVENILE CASES There are two classifications for young people charged with offenses in Justice of the Peace Court. A Minor is a young person under the age of 21. A Juvenile is a person under the age of 18. For more information, click on the type of offense you are interested in: Alcohol Violations Truancy Tobacco Violations Traffic Violations ... Shoplifting Violations Alcohol Violations The most common violations for alcohol offenses in Justice of the Peace Court are Possession and Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor. Other offenses include Public Intoxication and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol by a Minor. It is important to note that the Texas Legislature has determined it to be a crime while having any detectable amount of alcohol in his/her system, when driving a motor vehicle. It is different for adults. The first step for an alleged alcohol violator is to enter a plea on the charge. Either a juvenile or a minor can be charged with these offenses. There are three ways you can plead: Not Guilty- You have to absolute right to a trial by Judge or jury. If you choose to go to trial, you will need to post an appearance bond. An appearance bond simply means you are putting up collateral (usually cash) to guarantee your appearance in Court. Once you show up for your trial, the bond is immediately returned to you.
Extractions: Joe is the man of the house. He is fourteen years old. When his family was robbed at gunpoint, Joe knew he had to take action so it would never happen again. Joe decided he needed a gun - not a real gun, but a pellet gun designed to look like a .357 Magnum. But his nickels and dimes did not add up to enough cash. Joe decided to take advantage of a five-finger discount. Joe pleaded guilty to shoplifitng, with his mother's consent. But instead of wading though the mire of paperwork and court appearances common to the nation's juvenile justice systems, Joe opted for Odessa, Texas' Teen Court. This program's philosophy is that an adolescent who breaks the law will not be a repeat offender if a jury of his peers - other teenagers instead of adults - decides the punishment to fit the crime. The jury made up of teens does not decide innocence or guilt; it only metes the sentence for the offender.
Wisconsin State Law Library - Child Welfare drugexposed infants, cross-reporting among systems, and clergy as American Bar Association)Discusses what teen dating violence is (WI court System) Part of http://wsll.state.wi.us/topic/familylaw/childwelfare.html
Gotha Court now more than 650 programs with different names youth court, teen court, or peercourt. educate youth about the judicial and legal systems, and empower http://www.gotha.ocps.net/Gotha411/GothaCourt.htm
Milwaukee Municipal Court - 2002 Annual Report Youth Initiative Youth Development Boot Camp Journey House Kosciuszko teen courtBetter Self Timothy Ringle (Effective 7/21/03) court systems Administrator. http://www.ci.mil.wi.us/citygov/court/annualrep.html
Extractions: The Year 2002 found the Milwaukee Municipal Court at the top of the recent roller coaster of annual case filings. New cases filed exceeded 168,000, making it the third highest year in the history of the court. Some of the case totals reflected what is occurring in the larger community. For example, the number of first offense drunk driving cases resumed what has been a stunning seven-year decline after a slight increase in 2001. From 1,104 new cases in 1996, the number has shrunk year-by-year to a total of 492 in 2002. There certainly are many factors contributing to this decline and much credit to be distributed. Headed in the other direction are parking cases. The City's new emphasis on parking enforcement resulted in a doubling of cases in which citizens sought to challenge tickets or work out a plan to pay them off. The court worked closely with the City Attorney's office and the Dept. of Public Works to set up a new system to manage the huge increase which resulted in the hiring of one of our adminsitrative staff, Carmen Falson, to serve as parking Citation Review Manager.
The Court System teen Violence. court systems in several states have amended their constitutions toallow minor to be tried as adults in cases where the offenses were considered http://users.redrivernet.com/project2003/Page14.html
Extractions: The Nation's Court System Divorce Courts With women now sharing or assuming the role of provider, the nation had to come up with new laws describing rifts in the family structure. First came new rules for divorce courts. The rules assumed that men were always in the wrong. If a divorce was granted, men were thrown out of their homes but retained all of the financial responsibilities incurred during the marriage. In cases of charged abuse, the system did not question who committed the abuse. It was generally accepted that the man was the culprit. In some states, when questions of abuse arise, the man is automatically jailed. When the woman is actually the abuser, men because of their fear of embarrassment, will not admit that they were the victims. Female Talk Show Hosts Female talk show hosts are one of the biggest embarrassments to American society. Without intimate knowledge of the people on their stages, these people will make recommendations to the guests. In general, they will suggest that the man is not good for the person and recommend that they be removed from the women's lives. The ole "Kick em to the curb" suggestion. What is so bothersome about these people are the state of the hosts lives. If there is one of them out there who has only been married to one man, trusts in their relationship, and lives a monogamist life themselves, drop me a note!
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SAMHSA News - May/June 2004, Volume 12, Number 3 This work is building closer collaboration among substance abuse, child welfare,and court systems in Colorado Manuals Guide teen Marijuana Use Treatment http://www.samhsa.gov/samhsa_news/VolumeXII_3/article11.htm