Adams County Teen Court gives young offenders a way to experience the judiciary system and reduces their likelihood of re-offending. Teen Court allows teenagers who are first time offenders to have their case heard by a jury of their peers who determine the appropriate sanctions. Teen Court gives some first-time juvenile offenders the chance to avoid juvenile court and instead face a jury of their teenage peers. (WTOP/Dick Uliano). – Darryl Ballard, former Teen Court defendant. What is Teen Court? Rochester Teen Court is a diversion program delivered by The Center for Youth for nonviolent offenders, ages Defendants participate voluntarily in this sentencing court after accepting responsibility for their actions in a traditional courtroom.