Teen Court allows first-time juvenile offenders to participate in a less formal court process administered by their peers. The only adult involved in Teen Court is the judge. Trained students, ages 13 to 17, serve as attorneys, jurors, bailiffs and clerks. Those who qualify are first-time misdemeanor offenders and juveniles charged with Class D felonies, ages 10 to 17, who have pled guilty or been found guilty by a judge. Misdemeanor offenders who successfully complete their sentences avoid a formal court record and often return as Teen Court participants. Today 27 Teen Court programs serve 33 counties.