Highlands County Teen Court

Highlands County Teen Court was first conceived and established in 1996. 

Its purposes were to provide a more positive and effective alternative to an increasingly inadequate and ineffective juvenile justice system and to help combat the growing epidemic of juvenile crime and violence within the community. 
Teen Court spread to Florida in 1991 when Manatee County first implemented the program.  Highlands County's very own Teen Court was started in 1996 by the Honorable L.E. "Luke" Brooker, Clerk of Court, with the cooperation and encouragement of the Tenth Judicial Circuit State Attorney's office, local bar association, local law enforcement, Department of Juvenile Justice, Highlands County School Board, and resident Chief Judge of Tenth Circuit, the Honorable J. David Langford. 

Clerk Kaszubowski fully supports the Highlands County VIRTUAL Teen Court program.
To volunteer for Teen Court, return the completed Volunteer Information Form to the Highlands County Courthouse at the address on the pamphlet, or email it to teencourt@hcclerk.org.

Welcome to the Virtual space for the 10th Judicial Circuit of Florida. Below is the link for Highlands County Teen Court Virtual Court. To enter follow the instructions below. 


1. Click on the Teams Video link below for the virtual courtroom. 
2. Choose join on web or Download the Teams app. 
3. Enter name. 
4. Toggle Audio and Microphone to turn off or on. 
5. Click on devices if you need to verify your microphone and webcam. 
6. Click on join now. 


1. Download the free Microsoft Teams app from your app store. 
2. Tap on the Teams link for the virtual courtroom. 
3. Enter your name when prompted. 
4. Click on "Join Now."
5. Tap on your device screen to display camera and microphone icons. Tap icons to enable or disable. 

** The teen court links can be found below: