Please print, complete and return this form to

Sussex Teen Court



                                                       SUSSEX TEEN COURT, INC.

                              TEEN VOLUNTEER APPLICATION


(Please print clearly)


NAME: ____________________________________________________  DATE: ____________________


ADDRESS: _______________________________________  CITY/ZIP: __________________________________


PHONE: __________________________  BIRTH DATE:  ___________________   MALE/FEMALE (circle one)


SCHOOL:  ______________________________  GRADE:  ________  GRADUATION YEAR:  _________


Listed below are the various Teen Court roles & responsibilities. Please check all the roles you would consider serving as, at this time. Hopefully, with more training and  experience, you’ll desire to participate in more than one capacity.


           JUROR                 Jurors listen to the case presentation & determine the disciplinary sanctions awarded.


           BAILIFF                  Bailiffs arrive early to assist the Coordinator with sign-ins & traffic flow; escort assigned

Jurors into courtroom per trial & announce both Court opening and Judge’s arrival;

responsible for providing appropriate forms to jury & Judge, and maintain order in Court.


           PROSECUTOR      Prosecutors attend any additional training required; represent State’s interest during the

proceedings; arrive early to review cases; suggest appropriate sentences for assigned cases.


           DEFENSE             Defense attorneys attend any additional training required; represent Defendants in

           ATTORNEY            assigned cases; confer with defendants during week prior to Court; arrive early to meet

with defendant and to complete paperwork prior to Court; suggest appropriate sentences

for assigned cases.



*NOTE: Both prosecuting and defense attorneys will receive training from an attorney and will have guidance in interviewing the defendants and preparing case strategy, on Trial nights, prior to Court.


Before becoming active in Sussex Teen Court proceedings, ALL TEEN COURT VOLUNTEER APPLICANTS

must complete the required training. Furthermore, they will carry out the Judge’s instructions, insure confidentiality of all

Court hearings and related discussions, treat ALL participants with RESPECT, and follow all Teen Court rules for

dress code, professionalism, etc. Sussex Teen Court sessions will begin at 6:00 p.m., in Georgetown, at Sussex County

Family Court. Volunteers are responsible for providing their own transportation.


Applicant Statement: I have read the above duties, and I understand the responsibilities of serving in Sussex Teen Court.

Additionally, I understand that there will be two training cycles offered per academic year, generally one  in October

and one in March. Therefore, if my application is received after the March session, I will not be come an active volunteer until completion of the next available training in October.



 Signature of Applicant                       Date



 Signature of School Advisor                  Date    


THANK YOU FOR APPLYING.  Please return this form to: SUSSEX TEEN COURT, INC.

                                                                                                         P. O. Box 335

                                                                                                         Georgetown, DE 19947