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The Waukesha County Teen Court program offers first-time offenders an opportunity to receive a meaningful sentence from a jury of their peers. The Teen Court experience provides youth with an alternative to appearing in municipal court and/or paying a fine. Youth who agree to attend Teen Court admit their guilt and they agree to allow a jury of teens to set a sentence. Teens who successfully complete their sentence will have the original charge dismissed from their record. Sentences typically include 20-50 hours of community service and mandatory participation in 3-5 future Teen Courts as a member of the jury and/or as an attorney. At times, other sentences include an apology letter, a written assignment (such as a 500-word essay outlining the risks of drugs or consequences of risky behaviors), or participation in Victim Impact programs.
Teen Court is operated as a program of Waukesha County Health & Human Services (HHS) in partnership with the Waukesha County Courts. Judge Horlacher has authorized the use of this program consistent with Wisconsin Stature 938.343 (2M). The program functions with volunteer support, to include HHS employees as volunteers, as well as attorneys who serve as judges.
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2023 Teen Court Schedule:
Teen Court is held in-person at Branch 1 of the Waukesha County Juvenile Center, 521 Riverview Ave, Waukesha. All sessions are held from 5:00-7:00pm.
2024 Teen Court Schedule:
Teen Court Dress Code:
Appropriate attire by all youth participants is expected, demonstrating your respect for the process and the presiding Judge
The program facilitators are available to teens & parents via email or phone, Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Learn more about the Teen Court Advisory Council:
The advisory council is a group of teens that helps facilitate the Teen Court program. They sit on the jury and provide feedback to the Teen Court Coordinators on how to help the program run smoothly. The council also works on projects that help recruit, run, and facilitate the program. To apply, applicants complete a short application, provide three letters of reference, and participate in an interview. Click here for detailed information on the Teen Court Advisory Council.