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The Monroe County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Teen Court Auction makes its triumphant return in 2021! After a year like no other, we look forward to welcoming our guests virtually to support this program of The Center for Youth!
For nearly a decade, thousands of teens have participated in this program as volunteer attorneys, court staff, jurors and/or defendants. This innovative diversion program has been instrumental in directing teens who have made bad choices move toward a more productive lifestyle.
About Rochester Teen Court, a program of The Center for Youth
Teen Court gives youth defendants, 16-19, who commit minor offenses, the opportunity to take responsibility for their actions while maintaining a clean record. A sitting judge presides over the proceedings, and teen jurors recommend sentencing. Youth volunteers serve as attorneys, and members of the Young Lawyers Section serve as mentors and mediators. Less than 20 percent of successful defendants commit another crime.