Teen Court of Sarasota, Inc. has received a $25,000 grant from the Bank of America Client Foundation to fund its program "Second Chances: Justice for Youth by Youth." With the funding, Teen Court of Sarasota plans to serve more than 400 local youth, who will receive meaningful direction from a jury of their peers and will be introduced to individualized services after their initial intake appointment. By using restorative strategies and introducing participants to volunteerism, Teen Court gives youth a second chance by lowering the chances of re-offense and boasts a 6-9 percent recidivism rate, saving taxpayers more than $2.5 million annually. 

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