Lassen County Teen Court Commissioners recently traveled to San Francisco to visit some of California’s most historic significant sites, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Photo submitted

Teen court visits San Francisco

More than 30 Lassen County Teen Court Commissioners recently traveled to San Francisco to visit some of California’s most historic significant sites, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, San Francisco City Hall, Alcatraz Island and Pier 39.

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. Beyond the courtroom, Teen Court provides student volunteers with an opportunity to develop public speaking and critical thinking skills which will benefit them throughout their academic and professional careers.

The Lassen County Teen Court program provides high school students with an opportunity to directly impact their community through public service as Teen Court Commissioners. Commissioners serve as prosecution, defense, bailiff and clerk. They also act as a teen jury, hearing real criminal cases referred to the program for appropriate disposition.

If you or your student would like more information on the Teen Court program or the Fall Training for New Commissioners, visit the Teen Court link of the Departments and Programs tab of the court’s website, stop by the Hall of Justice at 2610 Riverside Drive, or call the court at 251-8205.

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