About Trial by Peers
The Clark County Law Foundation's Trial By Peers (TBP) program is an innovative diversion program used as an alternative for first and some second time juvenile offenders. This program gives juveniles hands-on experience within the legal system and allows youth charged with misdemeanors to be tried, represented, and sentenced by their peers - other teens.
Youth have the opportunity to participate in TBP in three primary areas of the program: as a defendant, a peer counselor or a juror. Defendants are prosecuted, defended by teen counselors, and tried in front of a jury of their peers. Teen juries determine the guilt or innocence and if applicable, impose a sentence. If the defendant completes the sentence accordingly, then his record will only reflect a referral to the peer court. Sentences may include jury duty, community services, letters of apology, and personal development classes.
The Clark County Law Foundation is open Monday thru Friday from 8:30 to 4:30. Please note that all forms are available on the CCLF website. However, if individuals are experiencing difficulty in printing or returning required forms, please visit or call our office at (702) 333-8277 for assistance.
The Trial By Peers program is continually seeking Nevada state licensed attorneys to mentor and assist the peer counselors. For additional information and application please click Senior Attorney Volunteer Information Form 2017.