At a Teen Court hearing, a jury of teens ask the juvenile offender questions to understand the incident and assist with determining appropriate sanctions. The jury then deliberate privately to decide what sanctions the youth offender should be given.
Sanctions may include that the youth:
Attend anger management or educational programs
Complete community service
Complete other creative sanctions
Compose an essay
Participate in counseling
Serve jury duty
Harford County District Court Judges preside over all of the Teen Court cases and approve recommended sanctions.