Board and Staff

Board of Directors

Global Youth Justice, Inc.

2022 ALERT on Board Member Applications —  On October 1, 2022, Global Youth Justice, Inc. will release the 1st limited public call for board member applications, for those interested in serving as one (1) of the remaining ten (10) founding board members (15 total in by-laws).  We will also send out invited to identified individuals and entities. Specific duties and responsibilities will be included, as well as other helpful information.  For an email invitation to apply, please email, and in the subject line, please put “Board Member Application”.

We purposely only appointed five (5) board members thus far, and since 2015, as this efforts was the former United States Department of Justice’s Federal Youth Court Program, and it has continually expanded, and we have taken our time, thoughtfully made decisions, and a lack of unfilled board members, has not been a disadvantage in terms of quality expansion, given the large scale of our network of 2,000+ Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Court, Youth Peer Court, and Peer Jury Diversion Programs in schools, NGO’s, communities, justice and law settings.  Global Youth Justice, Inc. began as the United States Department of Justice’s Federal Youth Court Program in 1997, and transitioned to a social venture Global Youth Justice LLC in 2009.  In 2015, it transitioned to a nonprofit in Massachusetts.

In 2019, it became a 501c3 and was relaunched as an International Nonprofit in 2020 based in the USA.  In 2020, it submitted it’s 1st USA Federal Grant, and was awarded the Federal AmeriCorps 9/11 Day Grant to be a lead USA Nonprofit for 3 years, beginning with the 20th Anniversary of September 11, 2021 — launching the largest ever nationally coordinated project for the the Federal 9/11 Day.  In 2021, Global Youth Justice, Inc. moved in to it first headquarters at The NonProfit Center in Boston, MA, New England’s largest multi-tenant nonprofit organization with 50 social justice 501c3 nonprofits in Boston, MA.

Board Members (5):  As of 2021, five (5) of fifteen (15) founding board members for Global Youth Justice, Inc. have been appointed, since incorporating as a nonprofit in Massachusetts in 2015, 501c3 approval in 2019, and relaunching in 2019.  The remaining ten (10) founding board members will gradually be identified, beginning in late 2022, with the release of an application on October 1, 2022.  Global Youth Justice, Inc. 501(c)(3) founding documents and charter allow for up to fifteen (15) founding board members.

Board Selection:  Global Youth Justice, Inc. will be releasing helpful information later this year, for those interested in serving on the board, and meet the duties and requirements.   We anticipate public nominations, invitations and benefactors will comprise the process for identifying the remaining ten (10) board members as planned by the current founding Board Members.  Current Board Members are individuals such as Honorable Arthur L. Burnett, Sr., who is most commonly known as America’s 1st African American Federal Magistrate Judge in 1969, Superior Court Judge twice, and multiple Presidential Appointments.

And, Mr. Jonathan Halstuch is another board member, and his career began at the U.S. Department of Defense (National Security Agency) for 10+ years, and now he is co-founder and owner of a large Cyber Technology Company called RackTop.  And, Mr. Scott Peterson is the CEO and Board President, graduate of the prestigious FBI Citizens Academy, U.S. Attorney’s Office Award of Merit, and Scott established one of the earliest Youth Court Diversion Programs in America in 1993, at age 23 he incorporated Youth Courts of the Capital District, Inc. and was founding Executive Director, and replicated it in 50 communities in NY.  In 1997, as age 27, he was hired by the United States Department of Justice to design and launch the 1st Federal or Country Level Youth/Teen/Peer Court Project in the world.  He designed a 10 year plan using a public domain approach, with a large scale training and technical assistance strategy.

Both the Clinton and Bush Administration U.S. Department of Justice senior appointees from 1997 to 2008, used discretionary funds  and funded all ten years of Scott’s 10 year plan.  By 2008, there were 1200+ of these youth-led diversion programs in 31 states, and they had far surpassed any previous juvenile justice program in America, at that scale.  In 2008, Scott left the U.S. Department of Justice after creating the 1st private national nonprofit, and in 2009, he launched the 1st Global Venture on these Diversion Programs call Global Youth Justice, LLC.  In 2015, Global Youth Justice, LLC. became a Global Nonprofit, and in 2019 it was awarded 501c3 States.

As of 2022, Global Youth Justice, Inc. provides 15+ services in support of 2,000+ Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Court, Youth Peer Court, and Peer Jury Diversion Programs in 47 USA States, DC, 30+ Tribes, and 12 Countries.  Global Youth Justice, Inc. is not, and has never been a membership or dues organization.  And, Scott Peterson has kept everything, except the name of Global Youth Justice, Inc. public domain since 2009, and after leaving the U.S. Department of Justice.  In early 1998, high level U.S. Department of Justice Officials, and Scott Peterson met with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra O’Connor, and discussed the confidentiality of minors under age 18, and how this new large scale new USDOJ would impact that, given volunteer youth, to include former youthful offenders, on a larger scale would know about details protected by state laws.  Justice O’Connor said the Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Court, Youth Peer Court, and Peer Jury Diversion Programs should be voluntary, and the federal government should fund essential operational and administrative projects that are to remain public domain.  Her support (speeches, appearances, meeting youth volunteers, etc.) became more wide known for these youth-led diversion programs upon retirement, but back in 1998, she wisely commented about the affordability of these youth-led diversion programs, and how if Inclusive Democracy had a young face, it would be these youth-led diversion programs, and a public domain approach must nurture that.

Global Youth Justice, Inc. is 100% Public Domain, and we do not charge $1 dollar from any program, except registration for 3 day trainings, and that has never exceeded $195 for a trainings, and $225 for conferences.

Inquiries:  Contact or contact Global Youth Justice, Inc. at (202) 468-3790, USA.

Board of Directors

Global Youth Justice, Inc.

5 of 15  Founding Members Appointed

Board Chairperson:                               Mr. Jonathan Halstuch

Board President/CEO:                          Mr. Scott Peterson

Board Vice President:                           Hon. Arthur L. Burnett, Sr.

Board Secretary:                                  Ms. Amanda Quinn (Dual Role)

Board Treasurer:                                   Ms. Amanda Quinn

Board Members Appointed:                Five (5)

Board Members to be Appointed:      Ten (10)

BOARD MEMBERS: 5 of 15 founding board members appointed thus far.

Jonathan Halstuch, Board Chairperson

Jonathan Halstuch on Twitter

Jonathan Halstuch on Linkedin

Scott Peterson, CEO and Board President

Scott Peterson on LinkedIn

Scott Peterson on Twitter

Scott Peterson Facebook

Honorable Arthur L. Burnett, Sr., Vice President

Arthur L. Burnett, Sr. Bio

Federal Bar:  Arthur L. Burnett, Sr. 1st African American USA Federal Magistrate Judge

Detailed Bio Judge Burnett

Vacant, Board Secretary

Amanda Quinn, Board Treasurer

Amanda Quinn Bio

Director, YWCA Teen Court, Hawaii, USA


Global Youth Justice Trainers


Chief Executive Officer:  Scott Peterson, Massachusetts, USA

Trainer Coordinator: Gary Kepley, Illinois, USA

9/11 Day Program Director:  Carol Sabin, Massachusetts, USA

9/11 Day Coordinator:  McKenzie Peters, Massachusetts, USA

Graphic Designer: Kip Lyall, Massachusetts, USA



Website Services:                                Wired Impact, Inc.

Technology Services:                          Go Daddy, Inc.

Global Headquarters (Offices):          The NonProfit Center, Inc. and TSNE MissionWorks

Cadre of Trainers:                                Team of Twelve (12) Trainers and Technical Assistance.

GJY On-Line Store:                             Commonwealth Corp, Inc., Exclusive Tees, Correctional Facilities Vocational Training Program at several locations in Massachusetts, USA.  Global Youth Justice, Inc. makes no Profit from this, and young people incarcerated are paid minimum wage while working from the state.  Global Youth Justice, Inc. decided we could do without making money another way, and when asked if we would do this, it was just the right thing to do.