ReEntry, Incorporated at 414 Fayetteville St. in downtown Raleigh, a private, non-profit corporation, directly serves both the adult and juvenile court administers the Capital Area Teen Court program. Teen Court is under the umbrella of ReEntry Youth Development. Teen Court is a diversion/sentencing option in which youthful offenders admit responsibility for their offenses and agree to be sentenced in a court of their pers. The program is volunteer-based with middle and high school students who act as defense and prosecuting attorneys, clerk, bailiff, and jury. Adult volunteers help supervise the jurors during deliberation and conduct exit interviews with the offenders and their families. Judges volunteer to preside in the courtroom (the only adult in the court process) and attorneys volunteer their time as attorney mentors and occasional judges. Cases are held in the Wake County Courthouse on the first and third Tuesday of every month unless school or holiday schedules force a change. All offenders must complete their sentences in no more than 90 days. Recidivism is low and many former defendants return to the program as volunteers.
School Resource Officers, School Administrators (when there is no SRO in the school), Community Police, Detectives, Magistrates, Juvenile Court Intake and Assistant District Attorneys (in Juvenile Court and District Court) may refer cases to Teen Court.
Teen Court Eligible Offenses
The above documents contain a list of sanctions for Teen Court
(Choices and Theft Talk) with parent and/or law enforcement recommendations
316 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, N. C. 27601