Dress, Behavior and Security Requirements

Dress Code
The following will not be allowed in Teen Court:

Males Females
Shorts Shorts or short skirts/dresses skirts/dresses must be 3 inches or less above the knee
Flip-flops Flip-flops (all sandals must have a back-strap)
Caps/hats Caps/hats
Tank tops/cut-off shirts Tank tops/halter tops (no exposed shoulders or clavicles)
Athletic clothing Athletic clothing
Clothing that has holes, tears or frays Clothing that has holes, tears or frays
Bags or back-packs Bags, back-packs or purses

Teen Court reserves the right to refuse to hear cases from those who fail to abide by the outlined dress and behavior code. Violations in the dress and behavior code can result in a defendant's case being referred back to Municipal Court.

Behavior Code
Teen Court is a formal and very serious place, commanding respect from all who participate in its proceedings. All participants (defendants, parents/guardians, guests and volunteers) are required to adhere to the following behavior code.

Teen Court prohibits the use of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products, and obscene or profane language in or near the building. Eating, drinking, or chewing gum is prohibited. Any form of horseplay or disruptive behavior will result in removal. Cellular phones and other electronic devices are not allowed to be used at Teen Court.

Security Requirements
All teen court defendants, volunteers and parents will be required to go through a security screening process when coming into teen court. This process will include going through a metal detector (no pocket knives, sharp objects or flammables). Teens are not allowed to bring any bags, backpacks or purses into teen court.