2022 Global Youth Justice Trainings



December 1, 2021

28th Global Youth Justice Training

“Advanced Professional Development Institute”


“Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Court and Peer Jury Diversion Programs”

Monday, March 21, 2022 to Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Boston, Massachusetts, USA




Establish, Enhance, and Expand

“Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Court and Peer Jury Diversion Programs”

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA

September 28-29, 2021



CAPACITY UPDATE on 9/19/2021

96% Filled — Boston Training this September 28-29, 2021.

The 27th Global Youth Justice Trainings to Establish, Enhance and Expand Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Court and Peer Jury Diversion Programs is in Boston, Massachusetts, USA this September 28-29, 2021 (Tuesday to Wednesday).  Since 2009, we have proudly kept our low registration fee the same price — only $195 with lots of food, as Global Youth Justice subsidizes our Trainings.




The Registration Fee in Boston is only $195, as Global Youth Justice Trainings are subsidized, so $100 of the $195 registration fee is spent back on food.  In Boston, there are 2 breakfasts provided, 2 lunches provided, and afternoon snacks.  The Boston Training also include training materials, 10 trainings sessions and more.


The BOSTON TRAINING takes place at the State-of-the-Art Conference Center at The NonProfit Center — a 9-Floor Consortium of 50+ Social Justice Non Profits, located 2 blocks from the Boston Waterfront.  There are no Hotel Rooms in this building, so after registrants are approved to attend, Global Youth Justice will email them 4-5 close hotels they can choose from, and/or participants can use the internet to find a hotel that meets their budget, and needs.  The NonProfit Center is only 2 blocks from South Station — which is the Boston Hub for trains, busses, subway, food court and more.  Below, we have provided links to 4 of the closest hotels to The NonProfit Center on 89 South Street in Boston, MA, 02111.  However, there are 100’s of Hotels in Boston that are easily accessible to the Training location, so you can easily find a Hotel that meets your needs and budget.


For the Boston Training, after participants are approved to attend, we will provide you with a list of the 5+ closest hotels to the Training Location — The NonProfit Center @ https://nonprofitcenterboston.org/.  You can also visit a wide range of sites to find the best hotel deals, and stay where you want, as the Global Youth Justice Boston Training is only 2 blocks from the Boston Waterfront and South Station — the main Transportation Hub in Boston.  We purposely made the training days longer in Boston, so participants traveling out of state saved money on hotels, by the training being 2 days, instead of 3, like Las Vegas.  There are 100’s of Hotels in Boston, and below are just a few.

Hotels close to The NonProfit Center — Training Location.

Hyatt Boston


Club Quarters in Boston


The Godfrey Hotel Boston


The Bostonian Boston


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(89 South Street, Boston, MA 02111 is Training Location Address)


Limited Training Slots (Boston):  75 Adult Participants at the Boston Training to include individuals and teams of 2-5 adults interested in Establishing, Enhancing and/or Expanding our rapidly expanding Youth Justice and Juvenile Justice Diversion Programs called Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Court and Peer Jury are eligible to attend.  Registration will fill to capacity — so Register Early if you plan to attend.  If you want to find out about approval before submitting the registration form below, just contact us, as we are glad to help.  Because there are so many of our diversion programs, we subsidize each Training with about $25,000 in staffing, room rental, supplies, and other costs.


The BOSTON TRAINING takes place Tuesday, September 28, 2021 to Wednesday, September 29, 2021 and the Training times are 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and it is important to be present for the final 3 hours of the training.  Breakfast on both days is available from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. and lunches are both days from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m.  Participants traveling out of state, typically arrive on Monday and Depart on Thursday, although Boston does have many late night flights on Wednesday.

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

TOP 10

Please Note:  Global Youth Justice, Inc. will NOT require Vaccination ID Cards.  We do not support these, and no funder or any other entity controls any aspect of Global Youth Justice, Inc., so this will not take place.  Instead, like our November Training in late 2020, we follow CDC Guidelines like the below, that worked out very well.

1st — Adult participants registering as individuals will be seated at a table of 2-3 individuals.
2nd — Adult participants registering as a team of 2-5 individuals can select to have a table for their team or sit at a table of 2-3 individuals.
3rd — We will encourage participants, when not seated at their table, and walking around to wear masks (Participants can obviously wear them all of the time if they want).
4th — Assigned tables will be utilized by the same individuals or teams for the duration of the training, and Tables will be sanitized each morning/night, and tables will be spread out.
5th — Hand sanitizer bottles will be on each table.
6th — Participants who do not have Face Masks, will be able to get one daily disposable mask for Free.
7th — We will not be having displays, and all handouts will be included in registration materials.
8th — Registration will be limited to 100 Adult Participants.
9th — Presenters, speakers, and staff will be in the front of the room, at a distance of 6+ feet.
10th — Participants should evaluate their own health needs, risks and conditions, and attending any conference is a 100% voluntary decision, just like optional fun evening activities, which we will plan each night.

Keynote Speaker and Featured Trainers in Boston

LEFT — Honorable Arthur L. Burnett, Sr.

Keynote Speaker:  Honorable Arthur L. Burnett, Sr. is most well know for serving as America’s 1st African American Federal Magistrate Judge in 1969, Presiding Judge Twice for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, multiple American Bar Association and Presidential Appointments, United States Army, AUSA at United States Attorney’s Office, Law Professor at Howard University and Columbus University; Executive Director of National African American Drug Policy Coalition Inc., and Co-Founder and Board Vice President of Global Youth Justice, Inc. (2009-Current).  Judge Burnett will be in attendance, and participate in the entire Training, in both Las Vegas and Boston, like he has for 22 or the past 24 Global Youth Justice Trainings.   Detailed BIO on Civil Rights Legend @ https://2pgact17vsn520hzyb3nfxr6-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2018/03/Federal-Bar-Arthur-L.-Burnett-Sr..pdf.

2nd LEFT — Gary D. Kepley

Trainer:  Lieutenant and School Resource Officer Gary Kepley is retired from the Mattoon Police Department, a Captain with the Wasbash Fire Department, and he is Elected to his local School Board.  Gary also established and operated a Peer Jury School-Based Diversion Program, is an Illinois Peer Jury Leader, and for 10+ Years as been Global Youth Justice’s Lead Trainer, in addition to many other roles, such as him and his wife Jan being very involved in their Church.

3rd LEFT — Kesla M. Holder

Trainer:  Kesla Holder is Director of the Teen Court and Youth Leadership Program in the City of Dublin-Laurens in Georgia, Georgia Teen Court Leader, served on the 1st Global Youth Justice Conference Committee, presented at Global Youth Justice Trainings in Cape Cod, MA and Las Vegas, NV, and now she is now a Trainer for Global Youth Justice, Inc.

4th LEFT — Scott B. Peterson

Trainer and Moderator:  Scott established one of USA’s earliest Youth Court Diversion Programs. By 1997, he helped replicated it in 50+ Communities and Tribes in New York. In 1997, he was hired in the Executive Branch of the United States Government, at U.S. Department of Justice (OJJDP) to Launch the 1st Federal Youth Court Program. By 2008 when he left, these Youth-Led and Volunteer-Driven Diversion Programs had become the most replicated Juvenile Justice Program in America, since the 1st Juvenile Court in 1899 in Cooke County, Illinois.

Scott launched the 1st Federal, 1st Private National, and 1st Global Organization called “Global Youth Justice, Inc.” on Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Court and Peer Jury Diversion Programs. He is a graduate of the Prestigious FBI Citizens Academy, has received numerous Awards ranging from the United States Attorney’s Office to Federal Bureau of Investigation to United Nations.  Scott is Co-Founder and CEO of Global Youth Justice, Inc. (2009-Current)

Fair Registration Process

Registration is fairly approved, based on a first registered and paid, first approved process.  Participants book resort rooms after they are registered, paid, and have been provided with the code to book rooms at reduced rates.  The Tuscany Suites only charges a one (1) night deposit to book resort rooms, however, participants can pay for all nights at once, when reserving resort rooms.  Please check with the Tuscany Suites for their updated cancellation policy.  We think it is 72 hours notice, and if not cancelled, you are charged one night, but check with them when making reservations.  If you cancel registration ten (10) days before, we will reimburse you 100%, and after this, we only subtract the food cost we have to pay the Tuscany Suites, as we have to contractually pay them 10 days before, but we do our best to help everyone get it all back, and/or waive a future registration fee.

Training Description

Global Youth Justice Champions 1,800+ volunteer-driven and youth-led youth justice and juvenile justice diversion programs called Teen/Youth/Student/Peer Court and Peer Jury in 47 USA States, 25+ Tribes, District of Columbia, and 12 Countries on 5 Continents, making it the most replicated juvenile justice and youth justice program around the globe.  And, adults and youth from hundreds of additional communities around the globe are in various stages of implementing one of these rapidly expanding and affordable juvenile justice and youth justice diversion programs.  These rapidly expanding Youth-Led and Volunteer-Driven Diversion Programs are fortunately 100% Public Domain — there is no fee, charge, or membership related expenses to establishing and operating these Diversion Programs.  Global Youth Justice, Inc. does not charge the public anything — beyond the $195 Registration Fee, and our https://www.globalyouthjustice.org/ Worldwide Website is also Public Domain.

These rapidly expanding local volunteer-driven diversion programs harness positive peer pressure and utilize it in a peer judgment setting to help address the anti-social, delinquent, and criminal behavior of youthful offenders.  The peer judgment, volunteer-driven, youth-led, and positive peer pressure aspects of these diversion programs are the primary programmatic elements that separate these juvenile justice and youth justice diversion programs from all others.  This Global Youth Justice Training will focus specifically on Establishing, Enhancing, and Expanding these Youth Justice and Juvenile Justice Diversion Programs.

Participants Eligibility:  Participants are individual adults and teams of 2-5 adults interested in Establishing, Enhancing, and/or Expanding Teen/Youth/Peer/Student Court and Peer Jury Diversion Programs in the USA and around the Globe.  Because these diversion programs are operated by a wide range of agencies and organizations — with even more local partnerships, adults are primarily from courts, law enforcement agencies, nonprofits, district attorney’s offices, bar associations, public defenders offices, youth bureaus, public and private schools, civic and fraternal organizations, probation departments, foundations, colleges and universities, community service organizations, youth service agencies, youth bureaus, researchers, native and aboriginal tribes and councils, community coalitions, social and racial justice advocates, community organizers, community coalitions, non-profits, elected and public officials, and others involved with juvenile/youth/criminal justice. 

Half of the training participants register as individuals, and the other half are teams usually comprising 2-5 adults.  We are unfortunately not able to allow youth under age 18 this year, given health concerns.  We usually liked to allow 10% of participants to be volunteer youth — as they are such a big part of these diversion programs.

Easy Registration Process

Step #1    The two (2) options to register include:

Option #1:  Fill out the registration individual registration form below and e-mail to GlobalYouthJustice@GlobalYouthJustice.org and request a secure PayPal Invoice, so you can use a personal/business/employer debit or credit card to pay registration.  You do not need to be a PayPal Member, or Register for anything, to pay a Secure PalPal Invoice, and 95% of participants use this option, as you get a link to pay via email, and just pay it.

Option #2:  Fill out the registration form below and mail the registration form with a check made payable to Global Youth Justice, Inc. to Global Youth Justice, Inc., 89 South Street, Suite #203, Boston, Massachusetts, 02111.  Please feel free to contact Global Youth Justice by phone directly at (202) 468-3790 with any questions, such as eligibility before mailing registration forms.

Step #2    Registration approval is fairly on a 1st registered and 1st paid basis.  Individuals and teams of 2-5 individuals are eligible to register.  Global Youth Justice Trainings are subsidized, and therefor, registration approval is required before participants can proceed with making travel plans.  Global Youth Justice Trainings do fill to capacity, given the large number of communities, schools, and tribes in the process of establishing, enhancing and/or expanding these diversion programs — so register early, as space is limited.



AGENDA– BOSTON TRAINING w/13 Detailed Training Sessions.





Registration Form for September 28-29, 2021



W-9 Tax Exempt and EIN Form

(included for purposes of anyone needing this to pay registration)



Call Global Youth Justice at (202) 468-3790 EST and/or e-mail GlobalYouthJustice@GlobalYouthJustice.org.


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