Assemblymember Cristina Garcia Hosts Inaugural Teen Court

(Bell Gardens, CA) – Second chances. That’s the focus behind the inaugural Teen Court created by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens). “Teen Court is based on the philosophy that a young person who engages in criminal activity for the first time should have the opportunity to correct his/her habits before “graduating” to more serious crime,” said Assemblymember Garcia as the first Teen Court was gaveled into session. “The Teen Court Program provides an opportunity for young people, who commit non-serious crimes to be questioned, judged and sentenced by a jury of their peers.” Check out this video to learn more about the program.