Teen Court has made some recent program adjustments ensure safe physical distancing as recommended by the Supreme Court of Texas in its COVID 19 Emergency Orders.
Teen Court Tuesday evening trials are ; however, the program continues with some innovative solutions to help participants successfully complete their requirements. Please see the sections below for more information.
Teens can complete enrollment by phone as soon as they have been assigned to the program by the court in the city where they received their citation. Trials are conducted via email questionnaires, and e-juries* will determine sentencing.
*(juries conducted by email or other electronic means).
Teen Court Sentencing
Defendants have a list of assignments they can safely complete from home and submit electronically to count for community service hours or jury terms. Defendants can also take approved courses in anger management, life skills, or bullying/cyber safety (just to name a few) for community service hours. Additionally, after trial, defendants are asked to serve on e-juries to fulfill their assigned jury terms. If defendants wish to perform community service outside the home, they are required to use an official Teen Court timecard which has first been notarized by Teen Court staff.
For the most up-to-date information regarding Teen Court, please contact us Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm at 817-748-8346.
Metroport Teen Court is a voluntary program, funded by the cities of Colleyville, Grapevine, Keller and Southlake, that allows teens in middle school or high school the opportunity to keep Class C Misdemeanors off of their permanent record. Teens will go through a trial before a jury of their own peers and will be sentenced with community service hours and jury service to complete.
Please contact Teen Court by phone or email for more information regarding volunteer opportunities during the 2020 calendar year.
All Teen Court volunteers (teens as well as adults) must be registered with the City of Southlake. Go to firstname.lastname@example.org to apply. Applications take about a week to process.