Teen Court

Teen Court is a program authorized by the Texas State Legislature which allows teens to sentence other teens who have pleaded guilty or no contest to Class C misdemeanor (punishable by fine only) crimes.

Allen's Teen Court offers opportunities for all types of students to get involved. Volunteers can serve as jurors, prosecuting attorneys and defense attorneys. All of these roles are crucial to the administration of Teen Court (Attorney volunteer positions require an application and training). 
The teen court program is temporarily suspended.  We will update our website once we have the next date available.
If you are interested in participating, please complete an application to volunteer for Teen Court. You can also pick up an application or more information at the Municipal Court Front Office, or by calling 214.509.4380.
Learn more by watching this video.

How Teen court participants present themselves is very important. Participants must exhibit respect for the court and take the process seriously. Therefore, teen volunteers are expected to be professional and use good judgment in their choice of attire. Teen Court will refuse jury or other court duty to persons who do not abide by proper dress code. Teen court reserves the right to refuse to hear cases from those who fail to abide.

The following are NEVER allowed:
  • Caps or hats
  • T-shirt or other clothing with inappropriate pictures or language
  • Bare midriff shirts, spaghetti strap or strapless halters
  • Beach wear
  • Shorts
  • Torn Clothing
  • Visible Undergarments
  • Hooded sweatshirts (in the courtroom)
  • Mini Skirts
  • Flip-flops
  • Jeans
All teen attorneys must wear appropriate business attire - NO JEANS.

Benefits of Teen Court
  • Develop critical thinking skills
  • Develop public speaking skills
  • Earn community service
  • Gain experience for college
  • Learn about criminal justice
  • Learn to work as a team
  • Meet many different people