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 a drug, alcohol, and mental health screening.