Metroport Teen Court is a program funded by the cities of Colleyville, Grapevine, Keller, and Southlake, which allows teens in middle school or high school the opportunity to keep Class C Misdemeanors off their permanent record.
Teens who receive a ticket must first contact the municipal court in the city where they were ticketed. Teens must attend a plea hearing with a parent or legal guardian (if under 18 years old) and appear before the judge. The judge may grant the Teen Court option or provide other options for ticket dismissal. If Teen Court is granted, the defendant will go through an enrollment session after the plea hearing to learn more about the program.
At the enrollment, teens will be scheduled for a jury trial on an upcoming Tuesday evening at Southlake Municipal Court. At the trial, a teen jury will sentence community service hours and other assignments which must be completed in the next 90 days. Once defendants have completed all requirements, Teen Court staff will notify the appropriate court so the ticket can be dismissed.
Please read the Teen Court Brochure for more detailed information about the program, or contact us if you have any questions.
All Teen Court volunteers must be registered with the City of Southlake. Go to the Southlake Volunteer Website to apply. Applications take about a week or more to process.
There is no sign-up to volunteer with Teen Court on the city website. Please email us for more information regarding volunteer opportunities.