Borderland Teen Court is a student led organization that strives to provide insight into the field of law for young adults while providing a positive influence on at risk youth.
Our goal is to establish an accessible opportunity for at-risk youth to re-think their choices as well as enriching the legal community with capable young minds through a non-profit organization.
What We Do
Borderland Teen Court serves as a second chance for troubled youth.
The individuals that are represented in teen court typically receive an alternative punishment. The members of teen court are appointed to be either prosecution or defense. They learn to build a legal argument and present it before a judge and student jury.
How It Works
Teen Court partners with schools or local courthouses in order to obtain cases, a courtroom, and judge.
The cases taken are class C misdemeanors.
The case is taken are in the punishment phase.
How Borderland Teen Court Helps the Community
Reinforces positive behavior
Develops valuable skills for teens
Reduces the caseload in the juvenile justice system
Borderland Teen Court is a program that inspires everyone involved to challenge themselves.
Coordinator: Attorney Danny Razo
Education Consultant: Dr. Denise Razo
Bobby Quezada (President)
Cathy Quezada (Court Coordinator)
Ruby J. Ramirez (Assistant Director of Center for Legal Development)