Teen Court panelists volunteer during the summer, too

Teen Court panelists are peer judges that meet with first time youth offenders and decide a consequence in an aim to change their negative behavior. Teen Court panelists continue to conduct hearings during the summer months. On Wednesday, June 5, six panelists trained in April participated in their first case. Experienced panelist, Breleigh Bauer, served […]

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Gilmanton Teen Court Panelist Honored with Scholarship

A Gilmanton student and a member of the Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court, will receive a scholarship for her role in juvenile restorative justice.  Trista Lay is the second annual recipient of the Buffalo / Pepin County Teen Court Scholarship. To apply, applicants were asked to describe their role in their local Teen Court as what […]

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Peer Judges Trained for Teen Court

Thirteen new high school panelists, or peer judges, were trained to serve on the Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court on Friday, April 12, 2019. Teen court panelists are trained to ask critical questions of first-time youth offenders in court to provide a meaningful sanction (or consequence) for their violations. At the training teen court panelists learned […]

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