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Metro Teen Court vs. SROs Basketball Games

Jan 28, 2013
from 05:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Where Taylor Ranch Community Center, 4900 Kachina Street NW
Contact Name
Contact Phone 505-659-0014
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Metro Teen Court is sponsoring a basketball tournament from 5-8:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28. Students who participate in Metro Teen Court will play against law enforcement agencies that support public schools including School Resource Officers from the Albuquerque Police Department and the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office. Representatives from the New Mexico State Police Department also have been invited to participate. The games will be played at the Taylor Ranch Community Center, 4900 Kachina Street NW (map).

Metro Teen Court is a nationally recognized early intervention and restorative justice program for juveniles (ages 12-18). It is a diversionary court that keeps first-time teen offenders with traffic infractions and misdemeanor offenses out of the traditional court system. The teen accepts responsibility for their offense, appears before a judge and their peers, and is sentenced. The teen faces consequences that help them to learn from their mistakes and make amends for their actions. The sanctions are determined by the Teen Court jury, and usually include community service and jury duty at future Teen Court hearings. Other possible sanctions can include being required to write an essay, letters of apology, educational programs, gender-specific programs and substance abuse prevention workshops.

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