Create an Account - Increase your productivity, customize your experience, and engage in information you care about. The purpose and intent of the Teen Court program is to involve young people in taking responsibility for their actions, provide service to the community, and to attempt to reduce repeat offenses with our teens through their education of the criminal justice system. It is a specially designed court that hears only certain Class C misdemeanor cases. It was established in the hopes that it will disrupt patterns of criminal behavior by promoting positive self-esteem, motivating self-improvement and helping individuals develop a healthy attitude toward authority.
This study evaluated the effects of tobacco Purchase, Use and Possession PUP laws on student perceptions of adolescent tobacco use within towns and schools. A Hierarchical Linear Modeling analytical approach was selected due to the multilevel data and nested design. The present study found that over time, youth in the experimental PUP condition observed less youth tobacco usage at school and in their town, and perceived lower rates of tobacco among their peers at school and among friends than youth in the control condition. The findings suggest that PUP law enforcement might be used to strengthen community norms against youth tobacco use.
Central Communications Center. Want to know how to seal or expunge your criminal record? Visit the For Youth section for more information on youth records. Review DJJ forms by office or by subject. Forms are available for download in multiple file formats.