Kodiak Teen Court is a state-approved program in which youth serve as judges, prosecuting attorneys, and defense attorneys (as well as court bailiffs, court clerks and jurors) in real criminal cases involving youth under the age of 18. These programs are also called “Youth Courts” or “Community Diversion” courts. To become a Kodiak Teen Court […]
Defendant Frequently Asked Question Information
Question: How did my case come to Kodiak Teen Court (KTC)? Answer: Cases are referred to Kodiak Teen Court (KTC) from the Youth Corrections Office in Kodiak, from the District Court for Minor In Possession (MIP) offenses, as well as the Kodiak Island Borough School District (KIBSD) for infractions. To qualify for Youth Court, […]
How Effective are Youth Courts?
Kodiak Teen Court and other Youth Courts around the state of Alaska are extremely effective in keeping Youth Offenders from re-committing crimes. When a Youth Juvenile Offender commits a crime, they are given the option of choosing to go through a Youth Court, and in this case, Kodiak Teen Court. Talk about how when […]
What is Parenting with Love and Limits? (PLL)
After you have been through Kodiak Teen Court, there is a chance that a part of your sentence is Parenting with Love and Limits, or P.L.L. for short. Parenting with Love and Limits is a great program that allows for better communication between youth offenders and their parent(s) or legal guardian(s). P.L.L. creates a […]
What is Restorative Justice?
The mission of Juvenile Justice is to: hold juvenile offenders accountable for their behavior promote the safety and restoration of victims and communities assist offenders and their families in developing skills to prevent crime Collectively the three (3) mission goals are called: Restorative Justice. These mission goals are consistent with the Alaska Statutory goals to: prevent repeated criminal behavior restore […]
How Do Defendants Benefit By Being in Kodiak Teen Court?
In Kodiak Teen Court, Juvenile Defendants can greatly benefit by being in the program. Some benefits include: Juvenile Defendants are judged by their peers. Admitting their guilt serving their sentence, and clearing any possible criminal record from affecting their future. Learning about juvenile justice and the law. Being given a second chance to being […]