Board and Staff


Global Youth Justice, Inc.

2022 ALERT on Board Member Applications —  On September 1, 2022, Global Youth Justice, Inc. will release the 1st 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-law).  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, we undertook a large scale organizational development phase, give the large scale of our network of 2,000+ Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Court and Peer Jury Diversion Programs.  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 2018, it became a 501c3 and was relaunched as an International Nonprofit in 2019 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 organizations — with 50 social justice 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 2018, and relaunching in 2019.  The remaining ten (10) founding board members will gradually be identified, beginning in early 2021, with the release of an application on May 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 early this year, for those interested in serving on the board, and meet the duties and requirement.   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, 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, Scott Peterson is the CEO and Board President, and he established one of the earliest Youth Court Diversion Programs in America in 1993, and replicated it in 50 communities in NY, and he launched the 1st Federal, 1st USA National and now 1st Global Organizations on these Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Court and Peer Jury Diversion Programs in 2,000+ communities and schools in 48 states, 25+ tribes, and 12 countries.

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

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:                                    Dr. Heidi Tell

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:             Mr. Scott Peterson, Massachusetts, USA

Lead Trainer:                               Mr. Gary Kepley, Illinois, USA

Lead Technical Assistance:         Ms. Rosa Martinez, Massachusetts, USA.

9/11 Day Coordinator:                Ms. Carol Sabin, Massachusetts, USA

Graphic Designer:                       Mr. 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.

Employment Opportunities

Global Youth Justice, Inc. has recently transitioned from a Social Enterprise LLC created in 2009, to an International Nonprofit Corporation on June 12, 2015, an approved 501(c)(3) Charitable Status on September 12, 2017, and officially launched in early 2018.   Beginning in 2021, we will be hiring additional full-time, part-time, contractors, and/or consultants to support the Global Youth Justice Movement and 2030 Global Goals Plan in a wide range of programmatic, operational, administrative, and fiscal areas.

For new employment opportunities expected to be announced in 2021, please check back here, or contact us at (202) 468-3790, to receive an application when released.