Juvenile Diversion Programs / Teen Court

SAY San Diego’s Teen Court is designed to provide diversion services for juveniles involved with the justice system for the first time and who accept responsibility for their offense and agree to have a binding sentence selected by a jury of their peers. Successful completion of program requirements ensures that the charge will not be moved forward to Juvenile Court and the minor will not have an arrest on his/her record.

93.9% of cases were successful at case closure. 168 students were trained on the juvenile justice system, to include the principles of restorative justice, in order to prepare them to be a peer juror.

To learn more, watch our video about Teen Court: