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Thanks to a $2,600 grant from the El Paso Bar Foundation, Municipal Court Teen Court Program will provide training and orientation for students who participate in the program.
“This was a competitive grant and we are grateful for the support that El Paso Bar Foundation has granted the Court,” said Municipal Court Juvenile Case Manager and Teen Court organizer Lorey Flores.
“With this grant, we will be able to provide additional training and support to participants and our interns.”
In addition, the grant will go towards purchasing training supplies, snacks and beverages as well as t-shirts for students.
Teen Court is a real justice program run by teenagers for teenagers and serves as a “peer court” for misdemeanor and traffic offenders.
Teen volunteers perform the roles of a juror, court clerk, bailiff, attorney, or prosecutor.
The El Paso Bar Foundation is a charitable organization formed under the El Paso Bar Association that is committed to “justice, service and professionalism” by funding important community projects while supporting, promoting, and encouraging activities for the furtherance of justice and legal education.
For more information on the Teen Court Program, visit the Municipal Court click here.