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Brunswick County Teen Court student training sessions announced

Brunswick County Teen Court will hold student volunteer trainings on Tuesday, September 11 and Thursday, September 13, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Brunswick County Courthouse. Students in grades 9-12 can volunteer and will be trained to serve as attorneys, jurors, bailiffs, and clerks in Teen Court cases involving first-time juvenile offenders.

Brunswick County Teen Court is a partnership program between Communities In Schools and the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office, made possible through financial support provided by the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and Brunswick County. Student volunteers get a hands-on educational experience that helps them better understand our system of justice. Juvenile offenders participating in this diversion program saves the county at least $2,000 per case. Last year, January – December 2017, 81 defendants were served and student volunteers donated 1,828 hours of their time to participate in the program.

If you have questions about Teen Court, please contact Jamie Duesing, Teen Court Director at 910-253-4087 or teen.court@brunswickcountync.gov. Visit Brunswick County Teen Court on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more information and updates.

Picture caption: From left to right – Laraine Bronski (mentor), and Teen Court student prosecuting attorneys Madison and Jesse during a recent Teen Court session.

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Allison Barrett Carter

Allison is a writer who relocated to Leland from Chapel Hill with her husband and two sons. After a career in content marketing and overseeing the launch of the NC Blogger Network, she was excited to find a career with the Magazines that merges her passions: journalism and online content to enhance community. Her creative writing essays have appeared in places such as New York Times, Washington Post, Today's parenting, Redbook, Verily Magazine, Women's Running, Role Reboot, elephant journal and numerous print anthologies, such as Chicken Soup for the Soul and Double Bind (a Norton anthology). Allison loves watching her sons play on the beach and paddling the river behind their house.

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