Teen Court Office Location:
502 S. Center Street
Longview, TX 75601

Teen Court Program:
302 West Cotton Street (Police Station/Municipal Court Bldg)
Longview, TX 75601

Mailing Address:
PO BOX 3895
Longview, TX 75606

Phone: 903-237-2736
Fax: 903-291-5303

Email:
longviewteencourt@gmail.com

Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday 9am to 11:30am - 1pm to 4:30pm

Volunteers

How to Apply

Fill out and submit the volunteer application located at the bottom of this page. We will contact you via e-mail or phone to schedule a time for you to attend a Teen Court session. The first time you volunteer with us you will sit through a Teen Court session to observe how our program works. After the initial meeting we will schedule you to come back and train as a volunteer.

Positions available

Teens ages 12 to 18 may serve as prosecuting attorney, defense attorney, court clerk, or jury member.
Download Student Volunteer Application at the bottom of this page.

  • Prosecuting attorneys hear cases from youth offenders who have received citations for theft, underage drinking, tobacco, or drug abuse. They represent the state and try to convince the Teen Court jury that the defendant deserves a higher amount of community service hours as punishment for his/her offense.
  • Defense attorneys represent youth offenders who have received citations for theft, underage drinking, tobacco, or drug abuse. They try to convince the Teen Court jury as to why the defendant should receive a lower amount of community service for his/her offense.
  • Court clerks sit on the bench next to the judge and call cases and keep track of how many community service hours were sentenced.
  • Jury members sit on Teen Court juries with other youth who may be volunteers or who may be in the Teen Court program as a defendant and listen to cases and help determine a fair amount of community service.

STUDENT ATTORNEY TRAININGS ARE TYPICALLY HELD ONCE EVERY TWO MONTHS TYPICALLY ON A TUESDAY NIGHT FROM 5:30 pm-7:00 pm.

Adults may serve as office volunteers or jury monitors on Teen Court nights. Office volunteers will assist with checking in defendants. They will also help check dress codes and ensure that teens are quiet and well behaved during the court proceedings. Jury monitor volunteers will sit with Teen Court juries and monitor them while they hear cases. Jury monitors are not to influence the jury in their decision, but to make sure the jury is in agreement and is following proper procedure.


Download Adult Volunteer Application at the bottom of this page.

Attorneys may volunteer by serving as judges on Teen Court nights. They will serve as the presiding judge and call cases to order, oversee questioning of the defendant, and handle each court hearing.

Board of Directors-If you are interested in joining the Longview Teen Court Board of Directors please contact our office via phone or email. The Board of Directors meets nine times per year. At the beginning of each fiscal year, new members are elected by existing board members. The Board oversees any changes presented by the executive director. They also handle financial reports, budgeting, fundraising, and review reports handed out by the executive director. The executive committee consists of a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. All board members are expected to attend all meetings of the Board, volunteer as jury monitors on Teen Court nights, and help plan and implement Teen Court fundraisers.