Teen Court

TeenCourtWhat is teen court?

Teen Court offers eligible youth an alternative to Juvenile Court — they receive sanctions from their peers.

Why a teen court?

Teen Court offers eligible youth an opportunity to take responsibility for their actions. It provides positive peer pressure with community-based consequences.

Ashland County Teen Court Panel Recruitment – Spring 2020

Teen Court is run by a highly trained and diverse panel of high school students who hear cases, ask questions to understand what offenders think and feel about their actions, and create legally binding sanctions based on the concept of restorative justice. As a deputized branch of our judicial system, Teen Court Panel Members give first time offenders (misdemeanor) an opportunity to learn from their actions and get a fresh start with a clean record.

Applications are due electronically via email to doug.liphart@wisc.edu or hard copy to the Extension Ashland County office in the Ashland County Courthouse, (201 W Main St, Room 107) by Monday, May 11th for review on May 13th.

Ashland County Teen Court Application Materials 2020 (Word Doc)

Ashland County Teen Court Application Materials 2020 (PDF)

Teen Court Panel Interviews are planned for Wednesday, May 20 via Zoom.

Please contact Teen Court Coordinator Doug Liphart with any questions. doug.liphart@wisc.edu

Teen Court Brochure

Teen Court Poster

Teen Court Information and Materials