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Dress Code and Code of Conduct

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VERY IMPORTANT

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.


Boys

  • 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.

Girls

  • 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).