Teen Court of Sarasota, Inc. newest supporters are the Suncoast Professional Firefighters & Paramedics IAFF Local 2546

-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.

Teen Court expands to North Port


Starting in March 2018 Teen Court kicked off sessions in the North Port City Hall to better serve clients in the southernmost part of Sarasota County. This expansion would not have been possible without generous sponsors. Thank you to the Gulf Coast Community Foundation for a $15,000 grant to help fund our expansion of Teen Court into North Port.


Making HERstory featured in The Observer!

On Thursday, March 1, 2018 Teen Court of Sarasota's Making HERstory brought together 300 members of the community, adults and students alike, to celebrate Women's History Month and support girls choosing a career in law.

The Observer covered the event which you can read about and view photos from HERE.

Making HERstory featured in the Sarasota Herald Tribune!

Teen Court of Sarasota's Making HERstory on Thursday, March 1, 2018 received wonderful coverage in the Sarasota Herald Tribune.

Read the article and view the photo gallery by clicking HERE.

Thank you, John and Nora Patterson for being a Bronze Sponsor of Making HERstory!

We appreciate the continued support of John and Nora Patterson as Bronze Sponsors of Making HERstory!

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Treat yourself to a Tropical MargaRITEa at Making HERstory on March 1st!

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Through the generous support of our Platinum Sponsor, RITE Technology, you may treat yourself to a Tropical MargaRITEa at Making HERstory on Thursday, March 1st! Adult ticket includes passed hors d'oeuvres and 1 drink ticket, with cash bar to follow. Student ticket includes dinner and soft drinks. Tickets are still available, but not for long. Buy your tickets TODAY!