Teen Court Appearances

Dress Code


Teen Court participants, and anyone appearing with them, must abide by the Teen Court Dress Code. You WILL NOT be allowed to participate in Teen Court if you aren't in dress code. Below are examples of clothing that is not allowed, with the ultimate discretion being left to the Teen Court Coordinator and/or the Presiding Judge. For a more detailed list, please inquire with the Teen Court Coordinator.

  • No Jeans or Denim Pants
  • No Shorts (Considered anything at or above the knee)
  • No T-shirts
  • Skirts must be appropriate length
  • No Exposed Undergarments of Any Kind
  • No tights/leggings worn as pants (can be worn as an accessory with a dress, 4 inch rule applies)
  • No Sleep or Work Out Attire

Sign In & Security Screening


Teen Court sessions for all three cities are held at the NRH Municipal Court, 4301 City Point Dr, North Richland Hills. Sign in begins at 5:30 p.m. Participants will enter through the Court entrance, located in the center of the courtyard. Teen Court participants must arrive for their Teen Court Hearing no later than 5:55 p.m. Doors are locked at 6:00 p.m. Late entrance is not allowed.

No Children under 10 are allowed.

Every person entering Teen Court will be subject to screening by our Marshal and through our metal detector. All purses, backpacks etc. will be thoroughly searched. In order to expedite this process we ask that you only bring what you need for your court hearing.

Supervision


Teen Court participants must make prior arrangements to be picked up on completion of each Teen Court docket and NO LATER than 7:30 p.m. Adult supervision WILL NOT be available beyond 7:45 p.m. The designated pick up point for all participants is on the South side of the building where the Court entrance gate is located. Teen Court participants have the ability upon request to use a Court telephone to call their parent or guardian for pick up.

It is MANDATORY for a Teen Court participant under 17 years of age who is set on the Court Docket to have a parent or legal guardian with them throughout their initial Court session. Since the Courtroom is not designed to hold more than 60 people, we ask that only one parent or guardian attend with each participant. Additionally, children under 10 years of age are not allowed at Teen Court sessions. Defendants WILL NOT need a parent or legal guardian to serve their jury term(s), however they will need to make arrangements for someone to pick them up upon their release but no later than 7:30 p.m.