SHIFT Teen Court is an alternative justice system for juveniles aged 12 to 17 with no previous convictions. Teen Court offers the offenders an opportunity to learn from their mistakes. Successful program completion allows the offender to have the charge dismissed leaving them with a clean record. This juvenile based justice system places a strong emphasis on accountability, positive peer influence, and youth empowerment and involvement. Teens, volunteers, and former defendants serve together on juries to reach constructive sentences.