DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) - Teens in Coffee County have a new way to clear their criminal records.
Douglas and Coffee County leaders recently started a program called 'Teen Court'.
The goal is to help first-time offenders and cut down on teen crime, but they need volunteers for it to be successful.
City officials said this is a prime opportunity for teens considering careers in the judicial system, counseling, or law enforcement.
Through the program, they can become a Teen Attorney, Court Clerk, Bailiff or Juror.
Wynetta Bolder, Douglas City Clerk says:
Some requirements for Teen Court include:
- Must be in grades 6th-12th
- Abide by rules of the program
- Sign and respect the Oath of Office Confidentiality
- Demonstrate Maturity
- Sensitivity and responsibility
- Attend all mandatory training sessions
- Teen Attorneys must be in 11th or 12th grade
Applications are due to the Douglas City Clerk's Office by June 1, 2018.
For more information or to become a volunteer with Douglas-Coffee Teen Court, please contact Wynetta Bolder at (912)389-3405.