Dorado County students in grades 8 through 12 in South Lake Tahoe are invited
to participate in the juvenile justice system through the Teen Court program.
Orientation training will be held on September 29, 2016, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
at Superior Court, Department 4, located at 1354 Johnson Boulevard in South
Lake Tahoe. After completing the orientation training, teens will serve as
court personnel for real cases in which a minor has committed an offense,
admitted the offense and chosen to be judged by his/her peers.
Court helps youth gain real world experience in a courtroom setting,” said
Jorge Orozco, Teen Court Coordinator. “Students serve as attorneys, court
clerks, bailiffs and jury members. Superior Court Judges preside over Teen
Court and volunteer attorneys help students develop cases.” Youth who want to join Teen Court must attend
the training on September 29. Pre-registration is not required. Teen Court
hearings in South Lake Tahoe will be held on Thursday nights at 5:00 p.m.
beginning October 20, 2016 through May 2017.
Teen Court program began in 1992 in El Dorado County and is funded through the
El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Mental Health Division,
Alcohol and Drug Programs. Cases are referred and managed by the El Dorado
County Probation Department. The County Superior Court Judges, District
Attorney’s Office, Public Defender’s Office and Sheriff’s Office are also very
important program partners.
more information about Teen Court in South Lake Tahoe, call (530) 573-7964. For
information about Teen Court in Placerville, call (530) 621-6130.