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