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Luncheon celebrates success of “Teen Court” Program

Posted at 6:21 PM, Apr 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-11 21:36:21-04

COLORADO SPRINGS – Hundreds of people filled the DoubleTree Hotel in Colorado Springs for a luncheon to celebrate 25 years of success of the non-profit “Teen Court” program.

“Teen Court” turning around young lives by taking at-risk kids and putting them before their peers.

Youth enter the program after the court decides the best plan for treatment and repair in their young lives.

Executive Director Morgan Mote tells News5, “Usually, the recidivism rate on re-offenses is between 40% and 50%. In the “Teen Court” program, our recidivism rate is only 7%.”

Colorado State Attorney General Phil Weiser was also on-hand for today’s event, giving a speech and showing his support for the program.