PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY:

 

  • Youth between 8yrs -17yrs at the time of the commission of the criminal or delinquent act are eligible for Teen Justice services

  • Offense must have occurred within Macon County

  • Youth must reside in Macon County

  • Youth must have parental/guardian consent and signatures for enrollment

 Eligible Offenses: 

  • Class A Misdemeanors

  • Class B Misdemeanors

  • Class C Misdemeanors

  • Class 1 Felonies

  • Class 2 Felonies

  • Class 3 Felonies

  • Class 4 Felonies

  • Chronic Truancy cases (students who have accumulated 9 or more unexcused absences from school for the current academic year)

  • City Ordinance Violations

  • Previous Teen Justice referrals

    • Original referrals must be more than 3 years old

    • Must be a different offense/violation than previous referral

  • Cases resulting in Station Adjustments

 

Cases NOT eligible for Teen Justice include:

  • Youth ages 7yrs or younger

  • Youth over the age of 18 at the time of the offense/delinquent act

  • Forcible Felony charges (i.e. Armed Robbery, Home Invasion)

  • Gun charges

  • Sexual assault charges

  • Sexual abuse charges

  • Previous Teen Justice referrals (if previous referrals are within six months of the new referral).