Conflict Resolution

Teen Court provides an alternative means of dispensing justice to juveniles who have committed a selected misdemeanor crime, status offense, or traffic violation. In Teen Court, a restorative consequence is determined by a jury of peers. Juveniles accepted into Teen Court are typically first time offenders. Read more here.

Do you think that juveniles who have committed more than one offense should have the option to be tried in Teen Court?

Mediation is a process that involves bringing in a third-party mediator to help two sides resolve a disagreement. Under Arizona law (ARS 12-2238), mediation can be ordered by a court or pursued by the parties themselves. Mediation tends to be less expensive and less time consuming than litigation (going to court and having a judge or jury settle the dispute). Read more here!

Do you think mediation is an effective way of settling disputes?