Teen Court
Contact Info

Contact Info

505-662-8099 or 505-412-8938

catherine.taylor@lacnm.us

Teen Court Coordinator: Catherine Taylor

Teen Court is a nationally recognized early intervention and restorative justice program for juveniles (ages 12-18). It is a diversionary court that keeps first time teen offenders with traffic infractions and misdemeanor offenses out of the traditional court system. The teen accepts responsibility for their offense, appears before a judge and jury of their peers, and is sentenced. The teen faces consequences that help them to learn from their mistakes and make amends for their actions. The sanctions are determined by the Teen Court jury, and usually include community service and jury duty at future Teen Court hearings. Other possible sanctions can include, being required to write an essay, letters of apology, educational programs, gender-specific programs, and substance abuse prevention workshops.

Los Alamos Teen Court is typically held  on Wednesday afternoons. 

Teen Court has three levels

Level 1-Direct diversion for non- violent 1st offenders

Level 2-Teen court referral

  • Municipal Court
  • Magistrate Court
  • JPPO/District Court
  • Schools
  • Community Organizations

Level 3- Graduated Sanction for repeat offenders

  • Therapeutic Case Management
  • Juvenile Case Management
  • Youth Resource Advocate
  • Family Resource Advocate
  • Restorative Justice



Teen Court Coordinator: Catherine Taylor Office 505-662-8099 or Cell 505-412-8938