Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Court and Peer Jury

1,800+ Volunteer-Driven and Youth-Led Diversion Programs on 5-Continents

100’s More in Development around the Globe

Global Youth Justice, Inc. Champions 1,800+ volunteer-driven and youth-led Youth Justice and Juvenile Justice diversion programs called Teen Court, Youth Court, Student Court, Peer Court and Peer Jury 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 affordable and scaleable diversion programs.

Global Youth Justice champions the quality establishment, enhancement, and expansion of these rapidly expanding diversion programs.  For more than a decade (2009-2018), Global Youth Justice has been the lead USA and International Organization offering training, technical assistance, and a wide range of other programs and services to further proliferate the expansion of these unique youth-led and volunteer-driven diversion programs.

Rationale Behind Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Court and Peer Jury Diversion Programs

If negative peer pressure is a primary factor in leading some youth to commit a crime, offense and/or violation, then positive peer pressure can be harnessed and redirected to become a positive force and lead other youth to adhere to the rule of law and become more productive citizens.   These youth justice and juvenile justice voluntary diversion programs harness positive peer pressure and utilize it in a peer judgment setting to help address the anti-social, delinquent, and/or criminal behavior of youth.

The ‘peer judgment’ and ‘positive peer pressure’ aspects of these rapidly expanding youth-led and volunteer-driven programs are the two (2) primary programmatic elements which separate these youth justice and juvenile justice voluntary diversion programs from all of the others.  The volunteer-driven programmatic model of these diversion programs has substantially contributed to their rapid expansion, popularity with elected and public officials, and their rare ability to become sustainable after any short term grants or funding has ended.

Different Program Models (25+ Models w/100’s of Programmatic Differences)

For many years, the four primary program models for these diversion programs were the Adult Judge, Youth Judge, Peer Jury, and Youth Tribunal Models.  However, new research documents there are approximately twenty-five (25) models existing, with hundreds of programmatic, administrative, operational and fiscal variations among these 25+ models.  Some local communities even operate two (2) different models of these diversion programs.  Like most Juvenile Justice and Youth Justice programs, the decisions on how these diversion programs operate and exist, are almost entirely locally determined by adult community leaders, with active youth involvement.

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