Global Youth Justice
Research, Evaluation and Data Collection
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Global Youth Justice
Research, Evaluation and Data Collection

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 (3) sites in (3) states were compared with similar cases handled by the traditional juvenile justice system.  Reductions in recidivism took place in all (3) Youth Justice programs to include the Anchorage Youth Court Alaska, Independence Peer Court in Missouri, and the Tempe Teen Court in Arizona.  This report was funded by OJJDP and conducted by the Urban Institute.  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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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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Youth Justice and Juvenile Justice

Teen Court - Peer Court - Youth Court - Student Court - Peer Jury

GOOD Results

Salt Lake Peer Court
Utah, USA
1.1 MB

Alaska Youth Courts
Alaska, USA

Time Dollar Youth Court
Washington, DC, USA

Livingston County Youth Court
New York State, USA

San Diego County Youth Court
California, USA

Kent County Teen Court
Delaware, USA

Monongalia Teen Court
West Virginia, USA

Peer Courts in Illinois

Illinois, USA

Maryland Teen Courts
Baltimore City, Charles County and Montgomery County
1.7 MB

Professional Journal Articles and Reports

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

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.

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.

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)

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