The Student Court is comprised of traditional judicial positions and takes place in a semi-traditional court atmosphere. The purpose of Student Court is to alleviate some of the time used by administration in handling minor disciplinary infractions. Student Court's goal is to help students achieve more healthy, responsible, and productive lifestyles. It also gives students knowledge of the legal and judicial system in the process.
Student Court is now taking referrals. Please go to Student Resources and links for students to find a copy of the Student Court Referral Form. When you have a referral, you will need to print the form out and fill it out and bring it by Ms. Myers' room.
Student Court email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
All students should read this carefully so you will be familiar with this process for Jury Duty because all students are required to serve on it. You will receive service hours for time served on jury duty.
For Restorative Dispositions
1. What are the facts and circumstances of the case?
2. Who was affected or harmed by the defendant’s actions and how were they affected or harmed?
3. What has the defendant done to make up for his/her behavior?
4. What does she/he still need to do to make amends for his/her actions? (What ideas does the defendant have to make up for what they have done or to make things better?)
5. Deliberate and come to a consensus on a disposition that is tailored to the unique circumstances of the case, and will help the defendant learn and grow from this experience.
a. Accountability - Hold the defendant accountable for their actions by increasing their understanding of the harm they have caused, and giving them opportunities to repair the harm.
b. Skill Development - Develop needed skills and recognize and enhance the defendant’s natural abilities and interests so they can be more productive members of society.
c. Community Connection - Involve the community in the disposition to increase the student’s ties to the community.
6. Justify why you feel the requirements in the disposition are the most appropriate ones. (This justification must be explained to the defendant at the time the disposition is given.)