Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court flooded with hearings to start the year

The Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court program was flooded with new referrals in the final weeks of 2021. Now, in the first month of the new year panelists are hearing multiple hearings a day. The violations range from alcohol and marijuana to traffic violations and vaping. Panel members, who serve as peer jurors, utilize restorative justice […]

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2021 Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court Annual Report

Thank you for another successful year! The Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court is grateful to its local contributors that enable our program to function in ways that build up young people and families in our communities. The program is so appreciative of the ongoing support that it receives from the advisory board members and referral agents […]

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Apologies the focus of teen court mini training

The Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court conducted a virtual mini-training for high school panelists. On December 20th youth peer judges from Mondovi, Cochrane-Fountain City, Alma, Pepin and Durand schools learned more about the elements of genuine apologies. Panelists first watched a documentary about the connection between restorative circles and apologies, then discussed in small groups way […]

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Teen Court panelists conduct vaping hearing

Buffalo / Pepin County Teen Court panelists conducted a hearing recently with a peer who was cited for vaping. Panelists used restorative justice methods to learn more about the incident and provide consequences that will help the youth rethink their actions and change risky behavior. Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court has peer judges, or panel members, […]

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