Teen court visits San Francisco
Monday, Aug. 31, 2015 — Nearly 30 Lassen County Teen Court Commissioners traveled to San Francisco on Aug. 3 and 4 to tour some of the city’s most historic and legally significant sites, including: the California Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, San Francisco City Hall, the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Quentin State Prison Museum. The annual Teen Court trip serves as an educational experience for the students and as recognition of the many hours that they dedicate to the Teen Court program.
Throughout the school year, the Lassen County Teen Court program provides high school students an opportunity to directly impact their community through public service in the juvenile justice system. In the fall of each year, new student volunteers receive training from local professionals covering a variety of topics, including: bailiff and court clerk duties, juror responsibility and deliberations, confidentiality and the role of a Teen Court attorney.