Buffalo/Pepin Teen Court 2017 Annual Report

Teen Court works to create a change in youth behavior, provides an opportunity for youth to restore her/his image in the community while repairing his/her relationship between themselves and the victim, facilitates the strengthening of family resiliency, and offers ways youth can gain academic and 21st century life skills for future success. Through the restorative justice process the offender is encouraged to recognize the human relationship they have to the victim and the impact their actions had on everyone involved. It views the situation as a teachable moment for the offender and research illustrates it can be the most powerful model for young people.

2017 Buffalo/Pepin Teen Court Annual Report