Volunteers in Scots for Youth’s Teen Court were recognized recently at an event held at Laurinburg Presbyterian Church. Teenagers aged 14-18 participate in the program by acting as as court officials in a system of justice for local high school and middle school students which keeps first-time offenders out of the court system. Offenders who are willing to admit guilt are held accountable for their actions. They plead guilty and are sentenced by their peers for their misdemeanor offenses and certain school violations.
Scots for Youth receives a Governors Crime Commission grant along with local United Way funds to make Teen Court a reality.
Pictured alongside the volunteers is Dorothy Tyson, the teen court coordinator.