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It is with great sadness that we confirm the passing of Fire Chief Tim Tittle on Monday, Jan. 20, after a long and courageous fight against cancer. Chief Tittle served the Lewisville Fire Department for more than 40 years and leaves a legacy of unparalleled dedication and integrity. Lewisville has lost a good friend, and the community is a little bit lesser for his absence. Our thoughts are with the Tittle family as they grieve and with the fire services family as they strive daily to carry on the unequaled example of his life.


Teen Court

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What is Teen Court?

Teen Court is an alternative, voluntary program which offers young offenders an opportunity to make restitution for an offense through community service, specialized classes and jury service. By bringing the teens before a jury of their peers, Teen Court seeks to deter future unlawful behavior while providing direct experience with the court system and a greater understanding of their future role as productive citizens.  Instead of paying a fine, the teen is sentenced to constructive service in a community service organization and jury duty in the Teen Court. Other non-monetary sanctions are also possible. Upon successful completion, the case is dismissed thus avoiding the fine and keeping the teen’s record clear.

Goals

  • Hold juvenile offenders responsible for their behavior and help them recognize that the consequences are a direct result of their own actions.
     
  • Provide teenage offenders with a positive experience in the judicial system, thereby reducing recidivism and helping deter the possibility of committing other crimes.
     
  • Educate youth volunteers and offenders on the legal and judicial process.
     
  • Establish positive relationships between the community and its youth, promoting increased understanding and communication
     
  • Assist Lewisville, Flower Mound and local community agencies in saving labor expense by providing youth as community service workers.