Teen Court of Collier County
||Teen Court of Collier County is a court diversionary for first time juvenile (misdemeanor to third degree felony) offenders and a court education program for high school students. Student volunteers participate in real trials for their peers who have been arrested. They serve as attorneys, bailiffs, clerks, and jurors in these trials. Teen Court is held Wednesday evenings at the Collier County Courthouse.
||College students would serve as adult jury facilitators, clerk assistants, and courtroom monitors. Students have the opportunity to work with judges and attorneys from the Public Defenders Office and State Attorneys Office as well as private attorneys. They would also work with student volunteers and the defendants and their families during case prepartion. It is a great networking experience as well as career experience for anyone interested in law, criminial justice, or child psychology. FGCU students may also work in the office on weekdays.
|Times of Work:
||Weekdays daytime, Weekdays evenings
||Ms. Carol Fritsch
3315 Tamiami Trail East, Bldg L Suite 506
Naples, FL 34112
Phone: (239) 252-2756
|Worker's Comp for Volunteers?:
||Networking within the court system.
||There are 57 Teen Courts in the state of Florida and over 1200 in the country. It is the fastest growing juvenile crime prevention program in the country. See the national website: www.youthcourt.net