Pomona Teen Court
Teen Court is a joint agency effort addressing the problem of juvenile crime in the school and civic community.Teenagers accused of first-time misdemeanor offenses are given an option to appear in front of a jury of their peers....Pomona Teen Court. In Teen Court there are no attorneys. Defendants are sworn to explain their own behavior.The jury is made up exclusively of teenagers. Jury members question defendants and their parents. The jury decides guilt or innocence and then recommends consequences. Consequences are monitored by the Los Angeles County Probation Department. Our Court has been referred to as being the "most participatory Teen Court in the country".
This is a real court under the jurisdiction of the Los Angeles Superior Court system. Our Jurists are Los Angeles County Superior Court Juvenile Judges: Presiding Juvenile Judge Daniel S. Lopez, Commissioner Phyllis Shibata and Judge Stephanie M. Bowick. All three preside at Pomona Teen Court.
Pomona Teen Court cases are real as are the consequences. The Court is a partnership between the Los Angeles County Superior Court,Los Angeles County Probation Department, the Pomona Unified School District, the City of Pomona Police Explorers and Pomona Peer Resources.Court convenes on the second Thursday of each month. Sessions start at 3:45 P.M. and are held at the location listed.