TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on May 10, 2016

The Blount County Youth Court program recently recognized its six outgoing seniors who have sat on the jury, The Daily Times reports. Youth court jurors, comprised of local high school students, hear court cases involving select nonviolent juvenile offenders. “One thing I learned: Do not judge a book by its cover,” said senior member Katie Cohen. The Blount County Youth Court was founded in 2013 in part by Cohen’s mother, attorney Lynn Peterson. Learn more about Youth Courts in Tennessee.