The Conflict Resolution Center is proud to offer our Teen Court Program to Cabarrus County, established in 2002! Teen Court reproduces the experience of an actual courtroom, allowing first-time juvenile offenders to be tried by their peers. Teen Court demonstrates the creative, positive outcomes of community collaboration and problem-solving.
Teen Court empowers our community’s youth to take an active role in addressing crime in their area and attracts youth who are interested in pursuing a career in the law or criminal justice. Teen volunteers work with real court professionals to ensure an accurate understanding of the responsibilities inherent to their position in Teen Court. Teen volunteers begin their service acting as jurors, and can train for other positions, such as jury foreperson, clerk, bailiff, and attorney.
WHERE TO START?
Get to know our new
Teen Court Coordinator!
Hi Everyone, I'd like to introduce myself to everyone as the new Teen Court Coordinator. My name is Anissa Jones. I'm looking forward to helping our youths achieve their goals and gain some more self-confidence along the way. Teen Court is a program that I'm very passionate about and I'm excited to be a part of with you! Youth need second chances, but with the right people and tools, they can move forward towards a brighter future. I'm here to answer any questions, help our community's youth to the fullest, and be a listening ear if you need any extra guidance.
I've been living in this county for over 18 years. I'm a proud UNCC graduate and all 3 of my boys have graduated from Cabarrus County High Schools. Personally, having 3 boys of my own, I know first hand what raising 3 teens is like and how wonderful it is to have programs that care for our youth.
I'm looking forward to meeting all the parents, youth, SRO's, and the rest of the community at Teen Court!
Do to COVID-19, our Teen Court program is unable to operate within the courtrooms at this moment. We are continuing to hold virtual and in-person intakes while practicing social distancing and safety for those being referred to Teen Court.
We will notify everyone once we are allowed to meet back in the courtroom. Till then, All of us here at CRC hope you and your family the best in these difficult times.
TEEN COURT NEWS
We appreciate all our wonderful adult and teen volunteers! Although we are not able to be in the courtroom together and encourage one another's goals, we hope you continue studying and practicing for what you want to accomplish in life.
We thank each and everyone one of you for all the help and hope that we will soon be able to see one another again in person.
If you have any questions on how to continue participating as a volunteer or to check on the status of the program, you are more then welcomed to email or call our office!
(704) 786-1820 Ext. 4
Take the elevator up to the THIRD floor of the Cabarrus County Courthouse.
Teen Court office is the THIRD door on the right-hand side. All 3 doors on the right are apart of the Conflict Resolution Center.