AMARILLO -- Amarillo Teen Court has a new partner. Associated Supply Company, Inc. (ASCO) is partnering with Teen Court to provide volunteers for court proceedings.
Teen Court is a program offering first-time offenders a chance to take responsibility for their actions. They can complete certain requirements in lieu of paying fines and serving sentences handed down by the criminal justice system. Completing the program also keeps offenses from appearing on their record as convictions.
Volunteers from ASCO will assist Municipal Court staff during Teen Court by serving as courtroom monitors, bailiff assistants and administrative clerks.
"We appreciate ASCO and its employees for their willingness to help," says Juvenile Services Coordinator Karla Abernethy-Thetford. "Teen Court is an opportunity to reach youth, encourage them to make better choices, learn responsibility, obey the law and respect the justice system."
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