About the Global Youth Justice Awards
The Global Youth Justice Awards recognize excellence and achievement in advancing and sustaining the Global Youth Justice. Global Youth Justice Awards recognize achievements in supporting the stated mission, vision, and the 2020 Plan of Global Youth Justice. The Global Youth Justice Awards were created by Global Youth Justice as a means for recognizing some of the Global Youth Justice Champions who have made an “extraordinary ordinary” recent contribution that deserves extra special appreciation. Awards recognize existing and emerging Global Youth Justice Leaders. Nominations are accepted for achievements on a local, regional, state, national and/or global level.
The Global Youth Justice Awards
Up to ten (10) Global Youth Justice Awards will be presented annually beginning in 2012-2013. The Global Youth Justice Awards themselves are symbolic of the Global Youth Justice Movement and each crystal award is individually engraved. Global Youth Justice Award individual winners will also receive one free registration to the Annual Global Youth Justice Institute and Staff Retreat. Group winners are eligible for three (3) free registrations to the Bi-Annual Global Youth Justice Institute. All award recipients names will permanently be displayed on the Global Youth Justice Hall of Fame on Www.GlobalYouthJustice.org and in a wide range of press releases and announcements.
The International Selection Committee
The International Selection Committee for the Global Youth Justice Awards is comprised of more than thirty (30) adults and youth, to include former adults who youth involved with local youth justice programs. More than twenty (20) of the adults are current and former part-time and full-time staff responsible for local youth courts, teen courts, peer courts, student courts, youth peer juries and youth peer panels. International committee members already represent counties ranging from England, Australia, Japan, America, and Germany. International selection committee members range from some early pioneers of the Global Youth Justice Movement to those involved less than just six (6) months. Others are Global Youth Justice supporters who lead international campaigns and projects and are longtime supporters of youth justice programs.
The Selection Process
The selection process for the Global Youth Justice Awards will be upfront, fair and transparent. An equal number of nomination applications will be distributed to an equal number of international committee members. Each international committee member will be asked to pick five (5) award winners. The total votes will be tabulated and the ten (10) applications with the most votes are the recipients of the Global Youth Justice Awards. International selection committee members may or may not excuse themselves if they know a certain nomination. It is not required given the large numbers of committee members and their diverse composition.
International Selection Committee Members
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Types of Nominations Accepted for Global Youth Justice Awards
There are two (2) types of nominations accepted and they are “Group Nominations” and “Adult Nominations”. See below for a description of each. Please contact Global Youth Justice, Inc. with any further questions.
Group Nomination Examples
Group nominations are defined as nominations that are for more than one (1) person. Nominations in this category are two (2) or more adults and/or youth. A group nomination may be any combination of adults and/or youth. Nominations maybe are a program or organization. Example include local youth justice programs such as a teen court, youth court, or youth peer panel; a state association or networking groups such as the Wisconsin Teen Court Association or Illinois Youth Court Association; or national organization such as the Australian Ministry of Justice, NARCO in the United Kingdom, or Youth Justice USA in the USA. Group nominations may also include a group of adults and/or youth who are Global Youth Justice Ambassadors who have achieved excellence and achievement in advancing and sustaining the Global Youth Justice Movement on a local, state, national and/or international level.
Adult Nomination Examples
Adult nominations are defined as a nomination that is for one (1) adult. These nominations are typically adults who have made significant contributions on a local level. Nominations should primary be for the staff who are have achieved excellence and achievement in advancing and sustaining the Global Youth Justice Movement on a local, state, national and/or international level. Staff includes those adults who are involved in an administrative and/or operational capacity and full or part-time. Adult nominations may also include adults who are Global Youth Justice Ambassadors and have achieved excellence and achievement in advancing and sustaining the Global Youth Justice Movement on a local, state, national and/or international level.
Nominate Someone and/or Consider Applying Yourself
Nomination applications and submission instructions for the Global Youth Justice Awards will be available on October 1, 2013. Nomination applications are due not later than December 31, 2013. The recipients of the 1st Annual Global Youth Justice Awards will be notified not later not later than February 15, 2013. Self nominations are encouraged, accepted, and given equal consideration.
Awards Nomination Form
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Key Dates for the Global Youth Justice Awards
October 1, 2013 The application and nomination forms for the 1st Global Youth Justice Awards are released by Global Youth Justice.
December 31, 2013 Applications and supporting documentation for all nominations are to be submitted not later than this date.
February 15, 2013 A press release is issued from Global Youth Justice announcing those recipients selected to receive a Global Youth Justice Award from Global Youth Justice. Global Youth Justice will coordinate the wide release of the winners.
The mission statement, vision statement, and the 2020 Plan of Global Youth Justice are as follows:
Mission Statement of Global Youth Justice, LLC
Promote the global expansion of quality juvenile justice programs commonly referred to as youth court, teen court, peer court, student court, youth peer jury, and youth peer panel. This is the mission and fundamental purpose of Global Youth Justice, LLC.
Vision Statement of Global Youth Justice, LLC
Global Youth Justice, LLC strives to promote solutions which alleviate some of the world's most pressing social problems. Reducing crime and incarceration rates around the world is paramount. We are having an immediate impact by actively promoting the implementation and enhancement of peer justice programs which result in both short-term and long-term favorable outcomes. Global Youth Justice, LLC strongly supports the empowerment of young people to become global youth justice champions and activists for positive social change.
Global Youth Justice believes that young people must be at the forefront in the struggle to overcome some of our most pressing social problems and global challenges. We strive to improve the quality of life for humans through reducing crime and incarceration rates around the globe. We achieve this through favorable outcomes that result from promoting the global expansion of quality juvenile justice programs commonly referred to as youth court, teen court, peer court, student court, youth peer jury, and youth peer panel.
While there exists greater linkages today between nations and peoples than our planet has likely ever known, we still see all around us an ever-increasing divide between the rich and poor. This is especially transparent in the disproportionate representation of the poor in the juvenile justice and criminal justice system. Global Youth Justice, LLC believes that young people have the limitless potential to volunteer and work side-by-side with adults who have empowered them to bridge this divide and work toward a shared vision of human dignity, greater equity, justice, freedom and basic security.
The 2020 Global Youth Justice Plan
Adopted on January 1, 2010 by Global Youth Justice, LLC
The 10 Year Plan: 2010 to 2020:
By 2020, there will be more than 2,000 local youth courts, teen courts, peer courts, student courts, and youth peer panels operational on the planet in more than a dozen countries to include programs on every continent.
By 2020, there will be more than 225,000 youthful offenders/juveniles referred annually for disposition and sentencing to these juvenile justice programs for their offenses, crimes and/or violations.
By 2020, there will be more than 210,000 youth volunteering annually in these local youth courts, teen courts, peer courts, student courts, and youth peer panels.
By 2020, there will be more than 30,000 adults volunteering annually in these local youth courts, teen courts, peer courts, student courts, and youth peer panels.
By 2020, there will be more than 5,000 full-time and part-time professional staff working in these 2,000 local programs around the globe.
The “Peer Justice Philosophy” is the driving force behind the local grass roots youth justice movement the fuels the Global Youth Justice Movement. Nominations are encouraged to address this in their application.
The Peer Justice Philosophy
“If negative peer pressure is a primary factor in leading some young people to commit a crime or an offense, then positive peer pressure can be harnessed and redirected to become a positive force and lead other young people to adhere to the rule of law and become more productive citizens. These peer justice and youth empowerment programs harness positive peer pressure and utilize it in a peer judgment setting to adjust the anti-social, delinquent, and criminal behavior of young people. The peer judgment and positive peer pressure aspects of teen courts and youth courts are the two primary programmatic elements which separate these juvenile justice programs from all the others around the world”.
Scott Bernard Peterson (1993 and 2012)
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