Teen courts are the disposition for juvenile’s felony who have committed
a minor offense, delinquent acts, or have charged with a misdemeanor crime acts
and they are eligibility for diversion. (Ananth, 2017).
Types of juvenile offenders are the
best types of clients for teen courts.
With diversion programs, by moving teens away from recidivism, where
teen courts fit unique into the category of distraction because it diverts
youth away from the juvenile justice system. The core goal of this process is
to impact change of the path of minors of delinquency life to a conventional
life for teens. (Chacón, 2017).
The success rate for teen courts is
reducing teen’s recidivism.
Restorative justice has helped in minimizing teen’s recidivism, where
this approach give victims a chance of reparation, seek closure, and feel
safer, allowing the offenders to have insight into the effects and causes of
their behavior, and learn to take responsibilities for their practices in a
meaningful way; that enable communication for understanding the underlying
causes of felonies, to promote and enhance good community well-being that will
reduce teens recidivism. (Walker, 2017).