BRADENTON, Fla. — The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller is hosting a youth training event to provide young adults, ages 12 – 17, the opportunity to learn how to be an attorney in real criminal cases for Manatee County’s Teen Court and Teen Court Too, diversionary programs designed to stop youthful delinquent behavior before a pattern is established.
Located at 2820 Manatee Ave. W. in Bradenton, the event will take place at the Manatee Community Foundation from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22. Participants will gain legal and judicial system knowledge, earn volunteer hours for graduation, Bright Futures and other scholarships and learn life skills, such as public speaking.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided. The volunteer hours will be earned upon completion. For more information or to reserve a spot by the Thursday, Sept. 20 deadline, contact Sue Lockliear or Rina Madrid at 941-741-4027.
Manatee County’s Teen Court and Teen Court Too allows first-time juvenile offenders, ages 10 – 17, a second chance while holding them accountable for their actions. Cases are heard before a jury of their peers and sanctions are assigned for the defendant to complete.
About the Manatee County Clerk of the Court
The Florida Constitution established the Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller as a public trustee, independently elected to protect public funds and public records while executing the functions of Clerk of the Circuit Court, County Comptroller, Treasurer and Auditor, Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners and County Recorder. The Clerk oversees a staff of more than 275 people, responsible for performing nearly 1,000 constitutional or statutory functions or duties, representing the broadest and most diverse mantle of responsibility of any locally elected official. The citizens of Manatee County elect the Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller to a four-year term. Currently, Angelina M. Colonneso serves as the Clerk of the Court. For more information, call 941-749-1800 or visit www.ManateeClerk.com.