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Justice of the Peace 4-1

Grand Prairie Courthouse – 106 West Church Street, Suite 205, Grand Prairie, TX 75050
(214) 751-4040 Main • (214) 751-4050 Fax
Office E-mail: JP41Court@dallascounty.org
Hours of Operation: 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday

Closed for Lunch Daily: 12:00pm - 12:50pm, Monday - Friday
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Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, Part V Rules of Practice in Justice Court
Texas Rules of Evidence
Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, Chapter 15, Subchapter (E) - Venue - Suits Brought in Justice Court


Teen Court

Teen Court is an educational opportunity that helps teen defendants and volunteers to understand our justice system.

TEEN COURT overall objectives:

  • Improve the overall understanding of the juvenile justice system;
  • Promote application of appropriate sanctions in relation to juvenile offenses;
  • Reduce recidivism of juvenile offenders; and
  • Spark an interest in the legal profession.

TEEN COURT is a court for teens, by teens. Our TEEN COURT hears real cases of juveniles who have received citations, and they are responsible for determining the sentences of teen defendants.

How it works:

Juvenile defendants plead guilty or no contest and choose to have their cases adjudicated via TEEN COURT. Our teen volunteers work with real justice professionals to prosecute or defend the defendant. At the conclusion of the case, teen jurors are responsible for hearing the cases and deciding the punishment. The judge presiding over TEEN COURT are license Attorneys. Defendants can be sentenced to serve subsequent jury terms as a form of punishment.

TEEN COURT PARTICIPANTS MUST BE ENROLLED IN HIGH SCHOOL.

TEEN COURT meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 6:00 pm to 8:30pm.

Sound interesting?

If you would like to become involved in TEEN COURT, please email us at temora.lloyd@dallascounty.org for additional information and application packets.

REAL CASES, REAL DEFENDANTS, REAL JUSTICE!!!! BECOME A PART OF THE TEEN COURT TEAM!

Justice of the Peace 4-1 Teen Court does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

Benefits of Teen Court

Teen Court program allows teens to serve as defense and prosecuting attorneys, bailiffs, jurors, and clerks. Teens may choose which roles are of interest to them. Attorney volunteer positions require additional training.

  • Gain community service hours
  • Receive letters of recommendation for colleges and scholarships
  • Develop strong interpersonal skills
  • Make a meaningful difference in your community
  • Experience court procedures and the legal system firsthand
  • Help other teens by diverting them from a criminal record
  • Learn responsibility and accountability

What's New

Teen Court Training

Teen Court training is set for Saturday, October 3, 2020 from 9 a.m.- 11 a.m. Please complete application and return to secure a spot as space are limited. This training is intended for teens that are interested in serving as prosecuting/defense attorneys, bailiffs, jurors, and clerks. Register is year round training session will be held as need be.

Participants
Volunteer/Participant Information
Defendant Information
Applications and Forms