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2019 Global Youth Justice Conference

Juvenile Justice and Youth Justice Diversion Programs


Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Court and Peer Jury

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 to Thursday, December 5, 2019


2019 Global Youth Justice Conference Location

The Tuscany Suites Resort

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA



Conference Registration Fee:  $225.00 and ($125 spent back on food — see below for specific details).  Registration Fee is the “same” for USA and International Participants.

Resort Room Suites:  Low $66.89 Nightly Rate (Sunday to Thursday during the Conference 12/1-5/19) and $112.25 Nightly Rate (Friday and Saturday before 11/29-30/19 and after 12/6-7 the Conference for participants extending their stay).  There will be a networking opportunity on Monday Night, 12/2/19 — with more details to be announced.  These low rates are for approved conference participants only, the low nightly $66.89 and $112.25 rates include both the 13.38% taxes and the waived $28 nightly resort fee.  And — an additional 50 resort rooms at these low rates are in the Global Youth Justice contract for friends and/or family of approved Global Youth Justice Conference Participants.

Eligibility:  225 Adult Participants (+25 Youth will be approved to attend) to inlcude individuals and teams of 2-5 adults from 1800+ Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Court and Peer Jury Diverson Programs on 5-Continents are eligible to attend — and approximately 25 additional adults and teams of adults interested in establishing one of these rapidly expanding diversion programs.  An additional 25 adults are eligible to attend, and these adults are from partner, sponsor, networking and other related areas — and approved by Global Youth Justice, Inc.  200 Total Participants are eligible to attend from around the globe, and once filled, we are unable to get more resort rooms at these low rates.  Registration will fill to capacity — so Register Early if you plan to attend.

Dates:  The conference begins Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. and concludes Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.  Most participants will arrive on Monday, December 2, 2019 and depart on Friday, December 6, 2019.  Global Youth Justice has reserved additional resort rooms at these low rates on the front weekend and back weekend of the 1st Global Youth Justice Conference for approved participants and any of their guests wanting to extend their stay in Las Vegas during the December Holidays.

Presenters:  25+ Workshops, Panels, Presentations, and Intenstive Sessions will be conducted by 30+ Youth Justice Leaders.  Volunteer Opportunity: Individuals and Teams can volunteer to be a presenter on the registration form below and/or e-mail Scott.Peterson@GlobalYouthJustice.org.

Keynote and Featured Speakers:  African American Historical Figure Honorable Arthur L. Burnett, Sr. (also Founding Board Vice-President of Global Youth Justice, Inc.); Global Youth Justice CEO and Founder Scott Bernard Peterson; More below and More TBA.

2019 Global Youth Justice Conference Committee

Ms. Marcia Fraizer, Oklahoma Teen Court Leader

Ms. Jasmin Harden, New Jersey Youth Court Leader

Mr. C.W. Mullins, West Virginia Teen Court Leader

Ms. Kelsa Holder, Georgia Teen Court Leader

Ms. Charlsie Cordova, Arizona Teen Court Leader

Ms. Kendra Drake, New York Youth Court Leader

Ms. Mikki Cichocki, California Youth Court Leader

Ms. Kristen Forge, New Hampshire Teen Court Leader

Ms. Heather Atkinson Ramos, Idaho Youth Court Leader

Ms. Amanda Quinn, Hawaii Teen Court Leader and Global Youth Justice, Inc. Board Member

Mr. Jonathan Halstuch, Global Youth Justice, Inc. Board Member

Honorable Arthur L. Burnett, Sr., Global Youth Justice, Inc. Board Member

Mr. Scott Peterson, Global Youth Justice, Inc. CEO and Board Member

Fair Registration Process: Registration if fairly approved, based on a first registered and paid, first approved process.  Participants book resort rooms after they are registered, paid, and 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.  Most participants arrive on Monday and depart on Friday, however, about 25% of participants arrive early and/or depart later for personal time.  Registration is limited to 200 participants for this 1st Global Youth Justice Conference.

Conference Description:  Global Youth Justice Champions 1,800+ volunteer-driven youth justice and juvenile justice diversion programs called Teen/Youth/Student/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 youth-led juvenile justice and youth justice diversion programs.

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 1st Global Youth Justice Conference will focus specifically on these areas and include presentations and information from leading leaders in the field.

Participants Eligibility:  Participants are individual adults (25 youth are eligible to attend) and teams of 2-5 adults currently involved with — and soon to be involved with Teen/Youth/Peer/Student Court and Peer Jury Diversion Programs in the USA and around th 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, and others involved with juvenile/youth/criminal justice. Half of the training participants register as individuals, and the other half are teams of 2-5 adults.  

Food Provided:  $125 of the $225 registration fee is being spent back on food to inlcude 3 Lunch Buffets served by Tuscany Suites Resort Restaurant, as Global Youth Justice is subsidizing this conference.  Tuesday (Fiesta Ole’ Lunch Buffet); Wednesday (America Lunch Buffet); and Thursday (Down of the Bayou Lunch Buffet). Resort prices for food at events are expensive, and also include 20% gratuity and 13.38% tax, but unlike most other conferences, we want to keep participants together for lunch — so we are using $125 of the $225 registration fee back on food.  There are no food substitutions, as the resort does not allow it with buffets.  Participants are responsible for whatever they eat for breakfast (coffee, muffins, etc.).  There is an inexpensive diner, coffee shop, and other options on site at the Tuscany Suites, as well as coffee makers, and free coffee in each resort room.  Banquet Menu Lunches (page 15-20) https://www.tuscanylv.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Banquet-Menu-2019.pdf

2 Step 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 Scott.Peterson@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 to pay a Secure PalPal Invoice, and 90% of participants use this option.

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., P.O. Box 1327, Somerville, Massachusetts, 02144.  Please feel free to contact Global Youth Justice by phone directly at (202) 468-3790 with any questions.

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, booking resort rooms at our reduced rates, and before Global Youth Justice provides approved participants with the “Contract Code” to book resort rooms at the reduced rates in the Global Youth Justice contract with the Tuscany Suites Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.  Global Youth Justice Trainings do fill to capacity, given the large number of communities with an existing program — so register early, as space is limited.

Extra Resort Rooms for Guests of Approved Participants

Approved registrants are eligible to be approved for 1-2 extra resort rooms at the reduced rates for family and/or friends wanting to take advantage of these low rates, and not attend the Global Youth Justice, Inc. Conference.  Many participants have requested this in the past, as many participants come early and/or stay late and want family and/or friends to travel to Las Vegas.  Once participants are approved to attend the Global Youth Justice Conference, please contact Global Youth Justice to request 1 or 2 extra resort rooms at reduced rates and the process for booking these rooms while available.  Call us at 202-468-3790 or email Scott.Peterson@GlobalYouthJustice.org.



Specific Agenda Highlights

Agenda 1st Conference


Registration Form 

Registration Form 1st GYJ Conference

(e-mail and request paypal invoice or mail w/check for registraiton fee)


W-9 Tax Exempt and EIN Form

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


Please Note:  Because there are more than 1,800+ Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Court and Peer Jury Diversion Programs on 5-Continents, registration for Global Youth Justice Trainings do fill to capacity, so it is best to register early, if you are planning to attend, as once resort rooms are filled, we are unable to secure more at these low rates.


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