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Volunteering Appointment as a youth judge

Juvenile judges are honorary judges for the jurisprudence in juvenile criminal cases. They contribute their life and professional experience to the decisions and can thus contribute to a life-like truth and justice. Schöffinnen and Schöffen do not need any special legal knowledge

When reaching a verdict, the judges vote in full and with the same voting rights as the professional judges on the facts, the guilt of the accused and the sentence.

They are used in the district courts within the framework of the Youth Court or the Youth Chamber of the Regional Courts.

Youth schools are elected for a term of five years.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

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