The Arlington Teen Court Program is a juvenile justice program that works within the Arlington Municipal Court. It is a voluntary program which allows juvenile offenders a chance to make amends to the community and to learn the value and reward of community service, rather than merely paying a fine. Cases are presented by volunteer teen attorneys to a jury of the juvenile offender's peers. The jury is made up of teen volunteers from local secondary schools and returning juvenile offenders. The juvenile offender receives a sentence of community service and jury terms. Upon successful completion of the program, the juvenile offender's citation will be dismissed and will not go on his or her record.

Teen Court aims to disrupt developing patterns of illegal behavior by using a "hands on" approach to stress responsibility and accountability. Juvenile offenders who participate in the Arlington Teen Court Program must be students enrolled in a secondary school and must be between 14 and 18 years old. Arlington Teen Court also strives for community involvement by providing volunteer opportunities to teens and adults. Arlington Teen Court will fulfill this vision with an emphasis on high quality service delivery to all stakeholders.

Arlington Teen Court
Arlington Municipal Court
101 S. Mesquite St.
Arlington, TX 76010

Teen Court Coordinator
Elaine Biles
Phone: 817-459-6495
arlingtonteencourt@arlingtontx.gov