The Global Youth Justice Movement is widely regarded as a “textbook example” of a local Grass-Roots Social Justice Movement fueling the rapid expansion of local youth-led and volunteer-driven diversion programs, most often referred to as Youth Court, Teen Court, Peer Court, Student Court and Peer Jury.  It is important to note, these are diversion programs, and not formal courts, on any of the five (5) continents where they have proliferated to.  The Global Youth Justice Movement largely began in the early 1990’s, when there were a few dozen communities, in about ten (10) states, which had established a local Youth Court, Teen Court, Peer Court, Student Court and Peer Jury diversion program.

Over the next quarter of a century, and by 2022, the Global Youth Justice Movement has expanded to more than 2,050+ of these local diversion programs in the United States of America, and now 12 other countries on five (5) continents, with hundreds of additional communities in various stages of establishing a Youth Court, Teen Court, Peer Court, Student Court, Youth Peer Court, and Peer Jury diversion program.  It is important to note, that no agency, organization, country, or other entity, owns or controls the establishment and operation of these rapidly expanding affordable diversion programs.

Youth Court, Teen Court, Peer Court, Student Court and Peer Jury are not trademarked or copyrighted, and dozens of agencies and organizations, to include public and private, operate these youth justice and juvenile justice diversion programs.  This, and other important factors, are primary reasons for the unique and rare scaleable nature of these diversion programs.  This has been a driving force behind this American form of youth justice and juvenile justice, which has spreading to other countries around the globe.  Like in America on a local level, other countries have had a relatively easy time in adapting these diversion programs to local needs, available resources, as well as perceptions and attitudes.

Although these diversion programs are youth-led and volunteer-driven, the Global Youth Justice Movement has been, and continues to be fueled by local adult leaders from a wide range of backgrounds to include courts, law enforcement, public officials, education leaders, nonprofit professions, youth service champions, attorney’s, social service professions, elected officials, and — countless volunteers, to include both youth and adults.  Global Youth Justice, Inc. is the first International public and private organization to champion the local to global expansion of these youth justice and juvenile justice diversion programs.  Global Youth Justice freely and widely shares all public domain materials with anyone and everyone interested around the Globe.

International Journal Articles on Global Youth Justice Movement

PROFESSIONAL JOURNAL ARTICLES

1993 to 2022

America’s People Centerered Juvenile Justice Approach

CELEBRATES 25 YEARS:  1997 to 2023Characteristics

Volunteer-Driven

Inclusive Democracy

Civic Engagement

Youth-Led

Affordable

Peer to Peer

Global Youth Justice Champions Local Diversion Programs called Youth Court, Teen Court, Peer Court, Student Court, Youth Peer Court, and Youth Peer Jury.

The professional journal articles listed below are among the most referencesd professional journal articles on the Global Youth Justice Movement, that began in 1997, when the Executive Branch of the United States Government launched the world’s first national, federal, and/or country level effort on juvenile justice and youth justice diversion programs called youth court, teen court, student court, peer court, youth peer court, youth peer jury, and peer jury.   Click on the hyper link to download the journal article.

Journal:  The Justice Report — Canadian Criminal Justice Association

Title:  Global Youth Justice Movement — Harnessing the Power of Positive Peer Pressure

Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Court and Peer Jury

Global Youth Justice Article

Journal:  Reclaiming Youth International

Title:  Global Youth Justice Movement:  Made in America

Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Court and Peer Jury

GlobalYouthJusticeArticle

Journal:  American Probation and Parole Association

Title:  Community Service Learning in Youth Courts

Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Court and Peer Jury

Global Youth Justice Article

Journal:  Law Now:  Relating Law to Life in Canada

Title:  Teen Court — The Next Big Thing in America

Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Court and Peer Jury

Global Youth Justice Article

Journal:  Federal Youth Court Program

Title:  Putting the Service in Youth Court

Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Court and Peer Jury

Global Youth Justice Article

Journal:  ACA Juvenile Justice Book

Juvenile Justice Essays on Programs and Policies

Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Court and Peer Jury

Global Youth Justice Article

Journal:  American Correctional Association

Title:  Youth Court — A National Youth Justice Movement

Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Court and Peer Jury

Global Youth Justice Article

Journal:  National Juvenile Detention Association

Title:  The New York Youth Court Experience

Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Court and Peer Jury

Global Youth Justice Article

Journal:  National Resource Center for Safe Schools

Title:  In Youth Courts, Teens Hold Teens Accountable

Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Court and Peer Jury

Global Youth Justice Article

Journal:  U.S. Department of Justice (OJJDP)

Title:  Teen Court /Youth Court and Mentoring — Examining the Referral Stage

Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Court and Peer Jury

16 Page Technical Assistance Bulletin

Global Youth Justice Article

Journal:  U.S. Department of Justice (OJJDP)

Title:  Teen Court/Youth Court and Mentoring — Memorandum of Understanding

Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Court and Peer Jury

8 Page Memorandum of Understanding

Global Youth Justice Article

*** New Criminal Justice System Diversion Program Below ***

New Journal Article on our Criminal Justice System Diversion Program called “Community Acceptance Program” to launch in late 2023, with 10 demonstration sites in the USA.  The 1st Article we published on this new Diversion Program is in the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Journal.

Global Youth Justice, Inc. is taking the lead role in the development of a new Criminal Justice System Diversion Program for adults ages 18 to senior citizens, which is volunteer-driven and people-to-people centered justice, and based similarly on our Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Court and Peer Jury Diversion Programs.

Read the Article and More Info CAP@CommunityAcceptanceProgram.org

“America’s new Criminal Justice System Diversion Program, called Community Acceptance Program” by Scott Peterson and Honorable Arthur L. Burnett, Sr.

Read Article on new Criminal Justice System Diversion Program

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