Photo by Victoria Imtanes, 16, Fairfax HS

A day in court
After spending a day observing cases in a juvenile courtroom, Selina, 17, felt the court offers willing teens a second chance.

As I walked down the noisy hall of Eastlake Juvenile Court, I knew immediately that the court wouldn’t be what I expected. Instead of the wooden benches and echoing gavels I’d imagined, the courtroom was like a busy office.
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