New Braunfels Municipal Court is offering its second Teen Court Academy beginning April 19th. The academy will consist of nine sessions that will be held Wednesday evenings at Court. Teenagers will receive education in topics such as ethics, the court
system, trial processes,
case preparation, rules of evidence, direct and cross examination, criminal
offenses and punishment, opening and closing statements, roles of attorneys,
public speaking, objections and perjury, resume writing, interviewing and leadership
curriculum has been developed by attorneys, judges and other community members
from New Braunfels, who will also educate teenagers in the judicial system
while training them to be defense and prosecuting attorneys in Teen Court.
juvenile referred to Teen Court normally has his/her case argued by a teen
prosecutor and teen defense attorney. A jury of the defendant’s peers, other
teens, deliberate and decide on a binding punishment for the defendant. If the
defendant successfully completes the sentence in a specified amount of time the
defendant’s case is dismissed.
currently in eighth through eleventh grade are invited to submit applications
to New Braunfels Municipal Court. Applications are found on http://www.nbtexas.org/teencourt
and should be submitted by March 30, 2017. Questions should be directed
to the Juvenile Case Manager at (830) 221-4185 or email@example.com .