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For 27 years, Colorado Springs Teen Court (Teen Court) has been a proven option for youth who make misdemeanor mistakes. In Teen Court, young defendants are seen by a jury of their teen peers. Through classes that raise esteem and boost positive life choices, past participants are more likely to avoid chances to get in more trouble, in favor of building a brighter life.

Over the years, many areas where youth and families needed more resources were found; but Teen Court could only help youth after a crime occurred.

As of May 1, 2021 Teen Court became Forge Evolution with a new focus on boosting resiliency and helping youth grow. Forge Evolution knows that a successful youth program must help youth in all areas of their life.

Now parents, schools, and other partners can send youth to Forge Evolution at any point! Our program focuses on the research-backed factors and methods that give rise to to a young person’s health and success.

Our Impact

Our youth are more than just statistics – they are our future. They are the future of our community.  And the impact is REAL!

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Why Forge?

Who better to make the future of our region bright and beautiful than our local youth?  Being a part of something bigger and learning something new about ourselves, our community, and one other is what helps teens build resiliency, empathy, and understanding.  Help us forge new paths towards success!

"I learned to make better decisions and to be a better role model."
– 10th grade female participant 2020

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