American Bar Association
Global Youth Justice is a partner of Law Day – the largest national celebration of the rule of law and the ideals of equality and justice under the rule of law. Law Day take place every May 1st and is sponsored by the American Bar Association. Global Youth Justice helps coordinate and support the more than 1,200 local youth courts, teen courts, peer courts, student courts, and youth peer panels to get involved each year and plan an event that celebrates Law Day as they find it applies to their lives and participation in a local youth justice program. Global Youth Justice encourages local programs to involve both the youthful offenders and youth volunteers from their programs in Law Day planning and activities. Visit, bookmark and link to our friends @ the American Bar Association.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
United States Department of Justice
For more than a decade Scott B. Peterson worked in the Executive Branch of the United States Government within the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. During this time, Scott managed and developed high profile juvenile justice programs across the United States totaling more than $250 million dollars in grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements. For a decade, he ran the National Youth Justice Movement/Federal Youth Court Program out of his office at the Justice Department. Mr. Peterson encourages local teen courts, youth courts, peer courts, student courts, and youth peer panels to learn more about OJJDP in your efforts to provide high quality services to the children, youth and families involved in your program. Log on to the OJJDP website and find your state juvenile justice contacts and make them your program’s new best friends. Visit, bookmark and link to our friends @ our federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
FBI Citizens’ Academy Alumni Association of Washington, DC
Scott B. Peterson is a graduate of the 2007 Citizen Academy – FBI Washington, DC Field Office and the recipient of three (3) public service awards from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice. Scott is a member of the FBI Citizens’ Academy Alumni Association of Washington, DC. Scott encourages local youth courts and teen courts and other youth justice programs to work with your local FBI Community Outreach Office and your United States Attorney’s Offices which are both very involved with local programs supported by the Justice Department such as “Weed and Seed” and “Youth Court/Teen Court”. Consult your phone book for the United States Department of Justice Website for local contact information.
The Coalition for Juvenile Justice
Scott B. Peterson is a member of the Coalition for Juvenile Justice and supports their mission and their efforts to support the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act and strengthen the ability of individuals and service agencies to improve juvenile justice systems. We encourage local youth justice programs to partner with your State Advisory Group Members, Juvenile Justice State Staff, and network with local, state, and national Coalition for Juvenile Justice Networks. We also encourage adults and youth from local youth justice programs to inquire about appointment to your state juvenile justice advisory group. Contact your Governor’s office as these posts are often made by this individual. Visit, bookmark and link to our friends @ the Coalition for Juvenile Justice.
Interagency Panel on Juvenile Justice (International)
IPJJ was established through a United Nations resolution and includes member countries. IPJJ has an outstanding e-news and website and is a growing international voice for children and youth in the juvenile justice and court systems. Global Youth Justice looks forward to working even closer with IPJJ to advance the Global Youth Justice Movement. Scott B. Peterson is an expert juvenile justice consultant to the Interagency Panel on Juvenile Justice in Switzerland. Visit, bookmark and link to our friends @ the Interagency Panel on Juvenile Justice.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Scott Peterson is a longtime friend and supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA). In the early 1990’s, he first began voting on grants for a local BBBS program in New York and then he referred youth to the Albany BBBS program for voluntary mentoring services. For more than a decade (1998-2008) he then managed their federal funding from OJJDP. In 2010, his Global Youth Justice serves as a National Juvenile Justice Partner and Scott also serves as a consultant for BBBSA. At Global Youth Justice we encourage even more local youth justice programs to partner with a local BBBS program. Many local youth courts and teen courts are already making voluntary referrals of appropriate youth to a local BBBS mentoring program. Big Brothers Big Sisters is the oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the United States. Mentoring helps many disadvantage youth to develop positive relationships that have a direct, immediate and lasting impact on their lives. Visit, bookmark and link to our friends @ Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
Relay for Life: The American Cancer Society
Scott Peterson has been involved with the American Cancer Society’s 24 hour Relay for Life for many years. Scott has served as a team leader for several teams of more than 55 youth and adults from local youth courts in New York. Relay for Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each year, more than 3.5 million people in 5,000 communities in the United States, along with additional communities in 20 other countries, gather to take part in this global phenomenon and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer. Global Youth Justice encourages local youth justice programs to get involved and please involve all your youth and adults. Visit, bookmark and link to our friends @ the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
Corporation for National and Community Service
The public more often, and rightfully so, first thinks of local youth justice programs as a juvenile justice diversion program. The peer judgment and positive peer pressure aspects of these youth justice programs are the two primary programmatic elements which separate these juvenile justice programs from all the others. The public is now also seeing these programs as one of the leading youth service and adult service programs. George Washington University recently released data showing 117,310 youth volunteered during a one year period for these programs and 16,522 adults volunteered during a one year. Global Youth Justice encourages local youth justice programs to increase their partnerships and linkages with local, state and national service organizations and resources. AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and Learn and Serve America are just some of programs at the Corporation for National and Community Service. Visit, bookmark and link to our friends @ the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Communities in Schools, Inc.
Scott Peterson is a longtime friend and supporter of Communities in Schools, Inc. Communities In Schools is the nation's largest dropout prevention organization. The mission of Communities In Schools is to champion the connection of needed community resources with schools to help young people successfully learn, stay in school and prepare for life. By bringing caring adults into the schools to address children’s unmet needs, CIS provides the link between educators and the community. The result: teachers are free to teach, and students – many in jeopardy of dropping out – have the opportunity to focus on learning. There are more than 200 local CIS programs and many local youth courts and teen courts operate in partnership with a local CIS program. Global Youth Justice encourages local youth justice program to partner with a local CIS program and/or a State CIS Office. Visit, bookmark and link to our friends @ Communities in Schools, Inc.
The Largest private National Early Childhood Literacy program in the USA that is now in the UK, Canada and Australia.
Scott Peterson's Global Youth Justice actively supports the expansion of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library early Literacy Program, which first began in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Children from birth to age 5 receive one book per month in the mail to their home for a total of 60 books over 5 years. A record 1,200 plus local communities in more than 44 states, Washington, D.C., Canada, and the UK are now enrolled with more than one (1) million children per month now receiving a book in the mail.
As of 2013, A staggering and impressive 40 Million Books have now been delivered to children. Scott Peterson spearheaded efforts to bring this program to Washington, D.C. and helped expand it in Alaska. Scott Peterson’s Global Youth Justice donates 10% of ALL Income to this outstanding early childhood literacy program and encourages our supporters to learn more about Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and encourage your community to sponsor this for all your children in your community. Visit, bookmark and link to our friends @ Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
'Making the Time for Juvenile Crime'