Juvenile Diversion

The Sioux Council’s Teen Court program is designed to provide youth with a positive alternative to the court system. Youth participate in structured programs and group interactions which are intended to improve self-esteem, self-understanding, decision-making, communication, respect, responsibility, caring, and honesty.

For any questions, please reach out to the Teen Court Coordinator at (605) 323 - 0748 or email:


Teen Court Hub

Information on new and upcoming community opportunities and community action points.

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Law Explorers

Information for current and new youth attorneys.

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Attorneys / Judges

Information for Teen Court Judges and Attorneys

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Parent Hub

Information to support your youth and additional resources.

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 We work closely with the Minnehaha County State's Attorney’s Office and are court approved.

Cases are referred to the JDP by the Minnehaha States Attorney Office.

Upon successful completion of the program juveniles are granted a second chance to live a normal life with a record free from the criminal charge for which their referral stems from.

Teen Court also provides juveniles interested in future law-based careers or just looking to expand their knowledge the unique chance to volunteer.

13 AUG

Law Explorer Youth Attorney Sign Up August 13

Law Explorers should report to City Hall at 224 W 9th Street. City Hall is on the corner of 9th Street and Dakota Avenue. Free parking is available in

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