As a City of Santa Clarita Teen Court Juror, it is very important to remember you are in a real court of law and will have a significant impact on the life of one of your peers. As such, a certain demeanor is required. Below is a list of things to remember in order to maintain the integrity of the Teen Court and its participants.
DRESS CODE: The Teen Court sessions are held at City Hall. If you come to City Hall afterschool, it is your responsibility to bring a change of clothes if you plan on being a Teen Court Juror. If you are not in compliance with the dress code you will be asked to leave the court room.
- Collared shirt – short sleeve or long sleeve (tucked in).
- Slacks (dress pants) or jeans (dark blue or black).
- Tennis shoes or dress shoes.
- No hats, beanies, earrings or facial piercings.
Collared shirt/blouse – short sleeve or long sleeve (no cleavage showing).
- Slacks (dress pants) or dress jeans (dark blue or black).
- Skirts (skirt must be knee length or longer). If your dress or skirt does not come down to the knee, then wear slacks or jeans, and a collared shirt/blouse.
- Tennis shoes (white or black) or dress shoes.
- No facial piercings.
Your demeanor as a Teen Court Juror should be mature and professional.
- Sit up straight and listen to what is being said.
- No books, radios, or newspapers while inside the courtroom.
- No unnecessary talking.
- No laughing while questioning the offender.
- No chewing gum or eating while inside the courtroom.
- No horseplay.
- Speak clearly and loudly enough to be heard by all in court.
- Turn off or put your phone on vibrate. No texting.
- Refrain from facial expressions (i.e. rolling your eyes, glaring).