Know a teen interested in a criminal justice career? Tell them about Teen Court. Training starts Jun

We’re always asking our teenagers what they want to be when they grow up. But what if they could experience these potential careers as they build their future plans? For those who are interested in becoming a lawyer, judge, court clerk, or law enforcement official, Castle Rock has an opportunity to explore.

Teen Court is a community-based intervention/prevention program that provides an alternative to the justice system for some juvenile offenders. Teen volunteers serve as jury members, attorneys and bailiffs during these real trials for youth offenders. The program is looking for new volunteers and will host a training next month.

To apply, visit, or contact Program Coordinator Deborah Fritzler, 303-663-6136 or Also, mark your calendar for the program’s General Legal Training June 6-27.  

“Teen Court is great place for teens to make a meaningful impact on their peers and community,” said Teen Court volunteer, Kourtni Wilmes. “We volunteers get to experience so many wonderful things and learn various skills to help us in life. Without Teen Court, I am not sure where I would be today. I absolutely love the program and would not want to be anywhere else!”

Volunteers must be between the ages 12 to 18. They receive community service credit, experience leadership opportunities and learn about the criminal justice and courts systems.  Parents and practicing attorneys are also invited to volunteer.  

The general legal training is fun, interactive and will include a variety of guest speakers including detectives, court clerks, victim advocates, police corporals and more.

There is also a benefit for the offenders who participate in the program. While holding them accountable, Teen Court also provides education to promote long-term behavioral change that leads to enhanced public safety.    

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