Teen Court Volunteer Application Eligibility and Service Requirements

Teens aged 12-17 are eligible to submit a Mecklenburg County Teen Court Volunteer Application.  Following teen jury training we ask all teens to serve, at a minimum, six Teen Court nights during the June 1 – May 31 Teen Court year.

Mecklenburg County Teen Court

The Teen Court Program provides an alternative justice system for teens. It is designed to provide juveniles with no previous convictions a second chance when they admit their guilt, agree to be tried by a jury of their peers, and take responsibility for their actions. Successful program completion allows the offender to avoid a permanent criminal record. Teens are trained by our member volunteers to be attorneys and jurors. Teens practice what they’ve learned in an actual courtroom setting.

Upcoming Teen Court hearings

Tuesday, May 3 and Tuesday, May 17
Tuesday, June 7 and Tuesday, June 21
Tuesday, July 12
Tuesday, August 9 and Tuesday, August 23