Brunswick County Teen Court takes place at the Brunswick County Courthouse. Teen Court is a Communities In Schools program in partnership with the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, Brunswick County Schools, and the District Attorney’s Office.
Students are trained to serve as attorneys, jurors, bailiffs, and clerks in real cases involving first-time juvenile offenders. These volunteers get a hands-on educational experience which helps them better understand our system of justice. Juvenile offenders’ participation in this diversion program saves the county at least $2,000 per case. In 2014, 74 defendants were served and 76 volunteers participated in the program.