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Looking for an agency in our area that provides services for Alcohol and other Drug Abuse?

Marquette County and surrounding communities in other counties are home to many agencies that provide services for alcohol and other drug abuse. Learn more

Marquette County has a option for putting teens who break a law through the justice system with Teen Court. 

The process begins when a teen breaks a law. An officer may decide that the teen and the situation are a good fit for teen court. After the facts are reviewed by Teen Court Coordinator and the District Attorney, if approved, the juvenile is entered into the teen court system rather than the regular court route. One key factor is that a teen may only go through teen court if they have admitted guilt to the offense.

The teen and their parents will then meet with the Teen Court Coordinator prior to going before the teen jury, who will ask questions about the incident, and review police reports and school information before determining a sentence.

Like a regular court, the jury has guidelines for minimum and maximum punishment for the offense. The sentence could include one or multiple items, such as community service, writing a paper, writing an apology and restitution.

The sentence is then reviewed by the Teen Court Coordinator and passed on to the DA. With all giving a nod of approval, the sentence is then monitored by the Teen Court Coordinator and the offense is removed from the record of the teen. A juvenile may only go through teen court one time. After that, if they offend again, they would have to go through the regular court system.

Teen Court is coordinated by Christa VanTreeck of UW-Extension in Montello. Please see our contact page for more information.