The Northern Kentucky Teen Court will be back in session on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.
and is looking for local high school students to participate in this exciting program. Sessions are held
each Tuesday during the training phase, September 26 – November 21, 2023, and twice per month
during the trial phase, December 2023 – April 2024. All sessions are held at the Campbell County
Courthouse; 330 York Street; Newport, KY.
A division of District Court, Teen Court enables local high school students from Boone, Campbell, and
Kenton Counties to experience the wheels of justice first-hand. Student participants serve in all roles of
the court system – prosecuting attorney, defense attorney, juror, bailiff, and court clerk – with Campbell
County District Judges Karen Thomas and Cameron Blau, as well as local practicing attorneys presiding
over the court proceedings.
Actual juvenile offenders are referred to the court for sentencing by a Teen Court Jury – a true jury of
their peers – and represented and prosecuted by members of the Teen Court. Students who participate
in the Program will develop more sophisticated communication styles, as well as improved problem
solving, critical thinking, and other valuable skills.
In an effort to avoid conflict with school activities, Teen Court training and court sessions are held in the
evening. Student participants are required to attend all six (6) training sessions, as well as the actual
court sessions that occur a maximum of twice a month.
The time spent in Teen Court can be used to fulfill community service requirements and helps to build
an exciting and comprehensive resume’ for college applications. Best of all, there is no cost associated
with participating in Teen Court.
REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIATE IN TEEN COURT:
1) Must be in grades 9 through 12, at least 13 years of age and not over 18 years of age.
2) Must attend all six training sessions and the swearing in ceremony unless excused by
Teen Court Coordinator.
3) Must commit to an academic year of service starting in September 2023 and ending in
Please contact Amy Heflin, Judicial Support Specialist to Campbell District Judge Erin Sizemore, at (859)
292-6322 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Susan Brinkman, Teen Court Coordinator, at
SusanBrinkman@kycourts.net, with any questions or to register your high school teen.