The Round Lake Area Teen Court is administered by the Northern Illinois Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse (Nicasa). It is comprised of teens and adults who volunteer their time to make the program possible. Its purpose is to offer first-time, non-serious offenders an opportunity to avoid formal arrest charges.
Participation & Sentencing
The juveniles and their parents enter into a voluntary agreement to appear before a jury of the teen's peers and confront their guilt. The juvenile will be assigned a sentence that may include community service, writing assignments and apologies to the victims or other parties involved such as police and fire employees.