Teen Court of Texarkana is a voluntary youth diversion program designed to allow teenage misdemeanor offenders an opportunity to accept responsibility for their actions by participating in the judicial process and performing community service work.
The Teen Court jury hears cases of teenage offenders who have committed traffic offenses or other Class C misdemeanors.
The Teen Court Jury sentences teenage defendants to community service hours and terms as a Teen Court juror as restitution for the misdemeanor offense.
The mission of Teen Court of Texarkana is to benefit our youth and community by providing positive alternatives for juvenile offenders in Bowie and Miller Counties. We reduce juvenile crime by allowing participants to take responsibility for their actions and develop individual citizenship by working in the community as restitution for minor offenses.