Wichita County Teen Court is Operated by
How does Teen Court work?
Any youth who receives a "Class C Misdemeanor" citation, and is considered a first offender is eligible to choose Teen Court to satisfy the fine necessary for their offense. Examples of citations are Disruption of Class, Minor Traffic Offenses, Violation of Curfew, and Minor in Possession of Alcohol, are just a few of the offenses we address. Youth who choose Teen Court participate in a sentencing trial conducted before a jury of other teen-agers who have chosen Teen Court.
Teen Court does not decide innocence or guilt. All youth plead guilty or no contest prior to appearing in Teen Court.
In the event a youth who is "sentenced" in Teen Court does not complete their requirements, that youth is referred back to the court where they first appeared and the original fine is imposed. Teen Court is a pass or fail program.
How is Teen Court Funded?
Although Teen Court is operated by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wichita Falls our funding is independent of our parent organization and we rely on help from the community. If you wish to contribute or require more information please contact our office at 940-716-8575.
You can also support us by using http://www.teencourttravel.com for booking your travel needs.
Donations may be sent to the follow address.
Wichita County Annex Bldg.
600 Scott St.
2nd Floor Suite 201
Wichita Falls, TX. 76301