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Adolescent and Family Services 

 
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Address:
514 Riverview Avenue,
 
Waukesha WI, 53188
Phone:
(262) 548-7212
 
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Toll Free: 1-866-211-3380
Fax:
(262) 548-7379
Hours of Operation:
     Monday through Friday
     8:00am to 4:30pm 

Bus service is available through Waukesha Metro transit.

For information outside of regular business hours please call IMPACT 2-1-1  by dialing: 211, or (262) 547-3388 or toll free 1-866-211-3380

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 Lloyd Carter 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. 

Program Eligibility:

  • Youth must be a resident of Waukesha County
  • Youth must be 12-17 years old
  • Youth must be remorseful and admit their guilt
  • The program is for first time offenders
  • Parent(s) or another adult caregiver must accompany the youth in court and be prepared to be make statements under oath
  • Youth must complete the sentence and abide by the rules of Teen Court. Failure to do so will result in reinstatement of their original charge.

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To learn more about the Waukesha County Teen Court program, please watch our video.

2020 Teen Court Schedule:

Arrive @ 5:15 p.m.

January 9
January 23
February 13
February 27
March 12
March 26
April 9
April 23
May 7
May 21
June 11
July 9
August 13
September 10
September 24
October 8
October 22
November 5
November 19
December 10

Teen Court Dress Code:

Appropriate attire by all youth participants is expected, demonstrating your respect for the process and the presiding Judge

  • No mini shorts or mini skirts
  • No exposed midriffs
  • No low cut tops
  • No low riding pants
  • No exposed undergarments
  • No ripped attire
  • No t-shirts with inappropriate signs or language
  • No pajamas or slippers
  • No hats

MORE INFORMATION:

A copy of the Teen Court Brochure is available here.

All court sessions are held at Branch 1 of the Waukesha County Juvenile Center, 521 Riverview Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53188

Teens and parents are encouraged to contact one of the program facilitators with questions. Connect with one of the contact persons below via email or phone call M-F, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.