Eligibility

Cases are referred by local law enforcement agencies, school systems, and the Department of Juvenile Services.

In order to be eligible for the program, youth must adhere to the following:
  • Admit their guilt
  • Be first-time offenders
  • Have an offense that occurred in Harford County
  • Be between the ages of 11-17
At the initial meeting, the youth explains the incident in his/her own words and the coordinator determines whether the youth is eligible for a Teen Court hearing. In addition, every participant is required to have an alcohol/drug assessment and screening.