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Inaugural 'Schools in Court' Teaches Smart Choices

students-in-courtroom-with-judge.JPGAvoiding the consequences of making poor choices is the focus of a new Schools in Court program! At the Courthouse in Upper Marlboro, students learned about the legal and financial consequences of being charged with offenses such as speeding, driving under the influence and more through role play, interacted with courthouse employees and learned about careers in law enforcement and the legal system.  Following the event, CEO Dr. Monica Goldson offered students words of encouragement to choose their friends wisely.

“I hope that today you’ve learned skills to help you make the right decisions as well as how to interact with law enforcement, because it truly can help protect your life," Goldson said.

The Schools in Court program was hosted by the Honorable Cheri N. Simpkins, District Court of Maryland Associate Judge, Lisa A. Hall Johnson, Prince George’s County District Court Administrative Judge and courthouse staff.students-in-a-courtroom.jpg