Teen Court

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.

Volunteers of Teen Court


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.



Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Teen Court programs, expansion, and execution of its mission.

Responsibilities include meeting with teens, parents, judges, attorneys, etc. Holding TeenCourt sessions twice per month in the evenings, attend juvenile municipal court hearings, speak at various schools to solicit teen volunteers, facilitate board meetings, organize fundraiser(s), 12 office hours per week.

Leadership & Management: Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to the Board.

Actively engage and energize volunteers, board members, event committees, partnering organizations, and funders

Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors: serve as ex-officio of each committee, seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for both ongoing local operations

Fundraising & Communications: Expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations. Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities


Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation

Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach teens and manage a budget

Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships

Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures

Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills

Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning

Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people

Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed

Minimum: Bachelors Degree or higher, at least 2 years non-profit experience

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TeenCourt of Texarkana, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and give consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, and local law.

More Information

For more information on Teen Court, please visit the Teen Court Association of Texas website.

Teen Court of Texarkana would like to thank our 2016 sponsors for their generous support:

  • Texarkana Bar Association
  • Anonymous Donor

Platinum Sponsor:

Christus St. Michael Health System

Gold Sponsors:  John Delk, Attorney At Law

The law offices of Flint Soyars

Silver Sponsors:

The Wayne Garrison Charitable Trust Celebrating the good of Texarkana
Halton and Doan Trial and Appellate Counsel

Bronze Sponsor: Mark Burgess
Friends: Glen Hudspeth and Monty Murry

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