-Venice, Fla. (August 30, 2018) - It is with pride that Teen Court of Sarasota, Inc. receives a $2,500 donation from the Suncoast Professional Firefighters & Paramedics IAFF Local 2546.
The newest relationship to develop at Teen Court is with the Suncoast Professional Firefights & Paramedics IAFF Local 2546. Heather Todd and Lori Moran of Teen Court jointly acknowledged this new relationship as another valuable collaboration of our community caring about the needs of our most vulnerable youth and their families.
We are truly grateful for the Suncoast Professional Firefighters & Paramedics IAFF Local 2546 investment in us. We will continue to offer our families in Sarasota the accessibility of our parent/child classes, mental health counseling and thoughtful support. Our relationships with the young people we serve and their families result in positive outcomes that benefit our whole community.
Teen Court of Sarasota, Inc. is an alternative to Juvenile Court, allowing a young person a second chance of having a bright future. Delinquent youth who come through Teen Court participate in a court program run by their peers; there are teen prosecuting and defending attorneys, teen clerks and bailiffs, and teen jurors who determine appropriate sentencing of community service hours and jury duties, all under the supervision of a volunteer adult judge. Student volunteers who participate in our Teen Court program receive a law-related education along with community service hours for their time. In complement to the Teen Court program, the organization also offers counseling services, drug prevention, anti-bullying, and anger management classes to those youth who demonstrate extra need.