Juvenile Justice

Teen Court

Teen Court offers first time offending youth and their families an opportunity to address critical issues at an early stage by providing a program that includes an alternative to court adjudication, while addressing underlying problems related to negative behaviors.

Teen Court serves the community by teaching youth the value of and how to make better choices for themselves and by helping parents to understand the issues their teen is dealing with, there is marked improvement in overall family communication skills.

Teen Court Referral Form

T.E.A.M Attendance

T.E.A.M. Attendance Program Overview

The Truancy Reduction Program offers specialized Truancy Counselors to provide early interventions services to students and families identified as truant by the Lansing School District.  Through the T.E.A.M. (Together Everyone Achieves More) program, students and families work together with counselors to identify and resolve the reasons for truancy.  The family is provided crucial information and referral regarding community resources available to assist them with related problems.  T.E.A.M. seeks to increase awareness of the importance of school attendance, support the value of education, increase parental involvement in the educational goals of the student and improve overall family communication.

 

 

2019 & 2020 Beneficiaries

group

205

youth first time offenders in Teen Court

child

884

youth trained as peer jurors

453

students Truancy Reduction Program

child

44

families Strengthening Families Workshops

parents

119

youth Early Intervention groups

44

youth Prime for Life prevention groups (Everett High School)

child

124

youth and families recieved Intensive Case management