Our Future Generation: Teen Court (1999)

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Our Future Generation is a 26-part series featuring young people from diverse backgrounds who share their hopes, dreams, and everyday concerns. Topics touch on a multitude of issues ranging from pregnancy to prayer in the classroom. The series is written by teens with the aim of helping young people to understand their commonality. Our Future Generation: Teen Court explores this unique youth justice program. Designed to give youths the opportunity to influence others and make positive changes in their lives, teen court offers first-time teen offenders the chance to learn to make better decisions. This program introduces teens who serve as volunteer attorneys, judges, and jury members. Teens explain why they think the peer intervention program is effective and exactly how it operates. Other programs in the series include Our Future Generation: Living With a Single Parent, Our Future Generation: Teacher/Student Relationships, Our Future Generation: Resilient Teens, and Our Future Generation: Sexual Predators.