New Braunfels Municipal Court is excited to launch its third Teen Court Academy this April. The academy will consist of nine sessions that will be held Tuesday evenings at New Braunfels Municipal 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 skills.
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 grades eighth through eleventh are invited to submit applications
to New Braunfels Municipal Court. The academy is scheduled to begin April
10th and run through August 6, 2018. Applications are found at http://www.nbtexas.org/TeenCourt
and should be submitted by March 20, 2018.
should be directed to the Juvenile Case Manager at (830) 221-4185 or firstname.lastname@example.org .