Teen Court/Teen Court Too Volunteers needed
Thursday, April 06, 2017—Teen Court and Teen Court Too are real Courtroom experiences for first-time juvenile offenders. Youths between the ages of 10-17, who admit that they are guilty of selected misdemeanor offenses and some Court-Ordered, non-violent felony cases are heard by a jury of their peers instead of going before a Juvenile Court Judge.
Youth volunteers are needed to fill the crucial roles of prosecuting and defense attorneys. No legal studies background is needed; although an interest in the judicial system and the role of attorneys is a a plus.
During this training, youths who are interested in becoming Teen Court and Teen Court Too attorneys will receive training from practicing attorneys on courtroom decorum, questioning, objecting and code of conduct.
For more information or to sign up for this attorney volunteer training series, please contact Sue Lockliear or Rina Madrid at (941) 741-4027, or visit the website of the Clerk of the Circuit Court at https://www.manateeclerk.com/Departments/TeenCourt.aspx
Lunch and refreshments will be provided; Volunteer hours will be earned upon completion.
Type of event: Youth volunteer attorney training, free and open to students ages 12-17
Date & time: April 29, 2017; 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Event location & address: Palmetto Historical Park, 516 10th Avenue West, Palmetto
Reservation deadline: April 26, 2017
Clerk receives Highest Award for Financial Reporting
Friday, October 14, 2016— For the 37th consecutive year, Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller, Angelina “Angel” Colonneso, has been awarded with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the County’s comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR), for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015 for Manatee County reporting and the 17th consecutive year for Manatee County Port Authority. This Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by government and its management.
The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by the GFOA for our reporting. We strive to make our financial reports clear and easy to understand. It’s imperative that taxpayers know how and where their money is being spent and that they feel comfortable with our service and transparency. This report fully discloses the financial decisions and operations of our local government and I’m extremely proud of the Finance team’s work,” says Angel Colonneso.
This report is available on the Internet on the Finance page of the Clerk’s web site, CAFR.