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The following publications are outstanding resources for those interested in establishing and/or enhancing a local youth court, teen court, peer court, student court, and youth peer panels.  ALL of these publications listed below were created using our federal taxpayer dollars and they are PUBLIC DOMAIN - this means you can use all, or parts of them, as you please for FREE.  Please just cite references as appropriate and required, if you chose to adapt these materials.  These manuals and publications are the lead Administrative and Operational materials needed to Establish, Enhance and/or Expand a local Youth Justice program called youth court, teen court, peer court, student court, and youth peer panels. 

These are the primary and most popular publications created largely between 1997 and 2008, Scott Bernard Peterson's time at the United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.  During Scott's decade plus time in the Executive Branch of the United States government, he was able to successfully advocate and successfully secure more than $10,000,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department’s of Transportation, Education, Health and Human Services and the Corporation for National and Community Service for purposes of advancing the Local to Global Youth Justice Expansion and paying for all of the below resources.  A BIG thank you to our awesome Youth Justice federal friends and supporters, past, present and deceased!

Tens of thousands of copies of these publications below have been printed and downloaded for FREE  They are widely utilized here in America and around the world.  We encourage you to share them with the adults and youth involved in your local, state, national, and/or global efforts to reduce juvenile crime and incarceration rates of youth and adults.  Please download any of the below publications for FREE, as our hard earned federal taxpayer dollars paid for them.  Thank You to all the writers, editors, printers, desktop publishers, researchers and others for their BIG role in helping the United States Department of Justice make these available to the public for FREE.   Good Luck. -Scott Peterson


Operational and Administrative


Publications * Training Manuals * Curriculum
 

Youth Cases for Youth Courts:  A Guide to Typical Offenses handled by Youth Courts and Teen Courts.

This seventy-two (72) page guide book is an invaluable guide for both new and existing local youth courts and teen courts that are making a determination on a local level regarding which types of juvenile crimes, offenses and/or violations their program should accept.  This guide books discusses twenty-seven (27) typical referrals that are most commonly make to local programs from police, probation, juvenile courts, schools and/or other referrals sources.  This guidebook was funded and published by the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).   Mabel McKinney-Browning, Margaret Fisher, and Scott B. Peterson are responsible for this guidebook enhancing the Global Youth Justice Movement.

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Youth Courts:  Young People Delivering Justice

This thirty-six (36) page guidebook introduces and reintroduces youth courts and teen court to those individuals who are interested in justice improvement.  It spotlights unique innovations in these programs in different settings and states.   This guidebook was funded and published by OJJDP and the ABA.  Mabel McKinney-Browning, Margaret Fisher, and Scott B. Peterson are responsible for this guidebook enhancing the Global Youth Justice Movement.

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Youth Court:  A Path to Civic Engagement

This eight (8) page policy brief provides local, state, and federal policy makers with background information on youth courts, as well as highlights current local and state policy in support of youth court.  It describes how youth court helps young people learn the value of actively participating as citizens to help make a difference in their communities.  The APPA and OJJDP funded and published this policy brief.  Sarah Pearson and Scott Peterson are responsible for this policy brief supporting the Global Youth Justice Movement.

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Youth Court:  A National Movement

This twelve (12) page bulletin provides readers with an overview of youth courts, explains their connection and positive contribution to law-related education, profiles the support of the legal community, and provides resources for the creating and enhancement of youth courts.  This bulletin was funded and published by the ABA and OJJDP.   Paula Nessel, Mabel McKinney-Browning, and Scott B. Peterson are responsible for this guidebook enhancing the Global Youth Justice Movement.

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Youth Court:  A Community Solution for Embracing At-Risk Youth-A National Update

This thirty-two (32) page guidebook discusses youth courts as a rapidly expanding alternative to the juvenile justice system.  This guidebook discusses the growth of youth courts from 78 programs in 1994, to more than 1,035 youth courts as of 2005.  This bulletin was funded and published by the American Youth Policy Forum and OJJDP.  Sarah Pearson and Scott B. Peterson are responsible for this guidebook enhancing the Global Youth Justice Movement.

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Youth Court Training for Results

This twenty (20) page technical assistance bulletin will provide adults with substantive information regarding training the youth and adult volunteers involved in local teen courts, youth courts, peer courts, student courts, and youth peer panel.  The more effective and successful programs are those that provide quality training for volunteers to include the adults and the youth.  If you are implementing or enhancing a local program it is vital to recruit, train, organize, recognize, and retain youth and adult volunteers.  This bulletin was funded and published by the ABA and OJJDP.   Dale Greenwald, Mabel McKinney-Browning, and Scott B. Peterson are responsible for this technical assistance bulletin enhancing the Global Youth Justice Movement.

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The Role of Restorative Justice in Teen Courts:  A Preliminary Look

This eight (8) page technical assistance bulletin examined and discusses the role of restorative justice in local programs.   This bulletin provides a brief overview of restorative justice principles and addresses several key issues and strategies local programs can implement in moving forward toward a restorative justice-based program that will produce more favorable results than most programs not taking a restorative justice approach.  This bulletin was funded and published by OJJDP and the APPA.  Scott Peterson and Tracy Godwin-Mullins are responsible for this technical assistance bulletin supporting and enhancing the Global Youth Justice Movement.

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Street Law for Youth Courts:  Educational Workshops
This outstanding resource is utilized to training youth volunteers and conduct mandated community service educational workshops for youth sentenced by their peers.  This resource also includes adult instructor guides and handouts.  Lessons featured include victims of crime, crime and consequences, vandalism, a jury of your peers – what is the role of diversity, bullying-assault-sexual harassment, shoplift deterrence, resolving conflicts through negotiation, overview of the juvenile justice system, what is the intent of the law, laws based on values, reducing underage drinking and more.  Every program should be using some of these workshop and lesson modules to improve the quality of their program.  This manual was funded by OJJDP and published by Street Law, Inc.  Lena Morreale Scott, Lee Arbetman, and Scott Peterson are responsible for this publication further supporting the Global Youth Justice Movement.

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Selected Topics on Youth Court:  A Monograph

This monograph includes six (6) very helpful technical assistance bulletins and papers on a wide range of helpful program operational topics.  These include:  (1) Addressing Truancy in Youth Court programs; (2) Underage Drinking and Other Substance Abuse:  Opportunities for Prevention and Intervention by Youth Courts; (3) An Overview of School-Based Youth Court Program Design Options; (4) Building Culturally Relevant Youth Courts in Tribal Communities; (5) A Comparison of Statewide Youth Court Associations and Networking Groups; and (6) Media Access Guidelines for Youth Courts.  This monograph was funded by OJJDP and published by the APPA.  Scott Peterson, Tracy Godwin-Mullins, Michelle E. Heward, Karen Dunlap, Ada Pecos Melton, Mistene Vickers, and Romana Gonzales are responsible for this monograph enhancing the Global Youth Justice Movement. 

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Policy Makers Support Youth Court Growth:  Voices and Recommendations from the Field

This ten (10) page policy brief provides perspectives from local, state, and federal policy makers.  It describes types of support that can be offered to programs and how to market the program to policy makers on various levels.  The APPA and OJJDP funded and published this policy brief.  Sarah Pearson and Scott Peterson are responsible for this policy brief supporting the Global Youth Justice Movement.

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Peer Justice and Youth Empowerment:  An Implementation Guide for Teen Court Programs

This 176 page document provides a wide range of information on program operation and administration.  Legal issues, program services, sample forms, evaluation, recruiting, program populations, models of youth court are discussed, and much more are examined.  This was funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and published by the APPA.  Jim Wright and Tracy Godwin-Mullins are responsible for this document advancing the Global Youth Justice Movement.  

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National Youth Court Guidelines

This 146 page guidebook was developed for purposes of providing programs solid direction for developing and operating effective programs for the ultimate purpose of increasing program accountability and integrity.  Guidelines are not requirement, but rather very solid direction around topics such as program planning, staffing, legal issues, referral process, population served, volunteer recruitment and management, volunteer training, case operations and management, and program evaluation.  This was funded and published by OJJDP and the APPA.  Scott Peterson and Tracy Godwin-Mullins are responsible for this guidebook advancing the Global Youth Justice Movement.

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Giving Back:  Introducing Community Service Learning for Youth Courts

This 104 page manual provides local program with outstanding ideas and guidance for improving mandated community service assigned to youthful offenders sentenced in local programs by their peers.   Offering quality community service programs is critical and paramount in operating a local program.  Local organizers must strive to offer quality community service projects and programs that allow the youthful offender to experience making a difference in the lives of others and/or to benefit their community.  Mandated community service can be punitive and it should be a positive experience also.  This manual provides ideas for building your own community service project and provides several dozen examples of done in a day projects.  This is among the most popular publications supporting quality local program operations.  It was funded by OJJDP and published by the Constitutional Rights Foundation/Chicago.  Charlie Dagelman, Keri Doggett, Gregorio Median, Carolyn Periera, Todd Clark and Scott Peterson are responsible for this manual strengthening the Global Youth Justice Movement.

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An Update on Youth Justice Legislation

At the beginning of 2006, 25 states had taken some form of action related to teen court programs.  The extent of the legislation varies considerably and is placed into the following three categories for purposes of this bulletin: appropriations and dispositional only (Table 1), limited legislation (Table 2), and comprehensive legislation (Table 3). The content of these tables is addressed beginning on page 3.

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Research and Data Collection


Youth Courts:  An Empirical Analysis of Future Research Needs

This 48 page report includes the most recent national data available on local youth courts,

teen courts, peer courts, student courts and youth peer panels in America.  This report was

officially released in early 2008, and is the most current data available as of 2010.  More

than 1,000 of these local youth justice programs in America were sent surveys and more

than 350 of the staff from these programs collected and reported the data used in this report.  This report was completed by George Washington University and it was funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.  Dr. Jeffrey Schneider was the author and distinguished researcher who undertook this national data collection analysis.  Dr. Beverly Glenn and Ruth Marshall from George Washington University and Scott Bernard Peterson from Global Youth Justice we the lead administrators for this project.  This report is a excellent.  It will be helpful with writing reports and grants and sharing with your colleagues.

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The Impact of Teen Court on Youth Offenders
This forty-eight (48) page publication is the final report on the federally funded evaluation of Teen Courts and it was conducted by the Urban Institute.  It is the most current and most thorough research available on teen courts and youth courts available.  Rare recidivism rates are reported.  More than 500 cases from four (4) sites in four (4) states were compared with similar cases handled by the traditional juvenile justice system.  Alaska, Missouri, Arizona, and Maryland are the four (4) states.  This report was funded by OJJDP and conducted by the Urban Institute.  Dr. Jeffrey Butts, Janeen Buck and Mark B. Coggeshall are responsible for conducting the research that strongly supports the Global Youth Justice Movement.  This is a must read for anyone interested in teen courts, youth court, peer court, student court, and youth peer panels.

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Making Youth Court as Effective as Possible
This eight (8) page technical assistance bulletin examines program in the state of Kentucky over a twelve year period.  It provides some solid ideas for what to do and what not to do.  It is important to note Kentucky is one of the few states where the programs are operated more similar than other states where local programs within a state can operate them very different, albeit with similar outcomes anticipated.  This bulletin was funded and published by the ABA and OJJDP.   Deborah Williamson, James Wells, Mabel McKinney-Browning, and Scott B. Peterson are responsible for this technical assistance bulletin enhancing the Global Youth Justice Movement.
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Professional Journal Articles 

 

Global Youth Justice Professional Journal Articles are on youth court, teen court, peer court, student court, and youth peer panel programs.  Mr. Scott Bernard Peterson is regarded as the leading international authority on these programs and has been published considerably on these youth justice programs over the past two (2) Decades.  These journal articles should be helpful in writing grants and conducting research.  Click titles to view and download for free.

Peterson, Scott. B, (2012).  “Examining the Referral Stage for Mentoring High-Risk Youth in TEEN COURT/YOUTH COURT diversion programs”.  United States Department of Justice/Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Research Study on 6 Juvenile Justice Settings and Mentoring.
Download PDF File (16 Pages)

http://www.globalyouthjustice.org/uploads/Teen_Court_and_Mentoring_TA.pdf


Peterson, Scott. B, (2012).  TEEN COURT/YOUTH COURT diversion programs and MENTORING – Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)”. 
United States Department of Justice/Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Research Study on 6 Juvenile Justice Settings and Mentoring.
Download MOU PDF File (8 Pages)

http://www.globalyouthjustice.org/uploads/Teen_Court_Mentoring_MOU.pdf

 

Peterson, Scott. B. (Summer, 2009).  “Made in America:  The Global Youth Justice Movement”.  Reclaiming Children and Youth International Journal.  Volume 18, Number 2.  Pages 48-52.  www.reclaimingjournal.com

 

Peterson, Scott. B, Dagelman, Charlie and Pereira, Carolyn. (Summer, 2007).  Introducing Community Service Learning in Youth Court.  The Journal of the American Probation and Parole Association. Volume 31.  Number 2.  Pages 22-27.  www.appa-net.org

 

Peterson, Scott. B. and Ritchie, Eppink. (2007)  The Next Big Thing: Teen Courts in America.  Law Now: Relating Life to Law in Canada. Volume 31, Issue 5. Page 20-26.

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Peterson, Scott. B. (2003).  Putting the Service in Youth Court”.  IN SESSION: Spring and Summer Issue.  Volume 3 and Number 2. 

 

Peterson, Scott. B. and Elmendorf, M. J. II (2002).  Youth Court: A National Youth Justice Movement.  Juvenile Justice Today:  Essay on Programs and Policies. (Pages 103-109).  This is a book published by the American Correctional Association.

 

Peterson, Scott.B. and Elmendorf, M. J. II (2001, December).  American Correctional Association, Juvenile Corrections Annual Journal. Youth Courts: A National Youth Justice Movement.  Volume 63, Number 7.

 

Peterson, Scott. B. Pericak, W.C., and Lockart, P. (1996, Fall). Youth Court: The Colonial, New York experience. Journal for Juvenile Justice and Detention, National Juvenile Detention Association, Volume II, Number 2. 


Peterson, Scott. B.  (Fall 2001).  “In Youth Courts Teens Hold Teens Accontable”.  The Safety Zone.  National Resource for Safe Schools.  Volume 3. Issue 3.  (5 pages)




7  Top Global/USA National Organizations
Pass Youth Justice Resolutions

1995 to 2011


2011

American Bar Association’s 2nd Resolution


2011

Youth Justice USA Resolution


2010

Global Youth Justice Resolution


2002

Street Law Resolution


2002

American Probation and Parole Association Resolution


2001

Constitution Rights Foundation/Chicago Resolution


1995

American Bar Association’s 1st Resolution



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