2021 GYJ Trainings and Conference



2021 Global Youth Justice Trainings (2)

Boston, Massachusetts and Las Vegas, Nevada

Registration Opens

April 25, 2021

GYJ 2021 Trainings

Global Youth Justice, Inc. will be announcing a 2-Day 2021 Implementation Training on Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Court and Peer Jury Diversion Programs in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and Las Vegas, Nevada, USA this Summer, in addition to other locations in the USA .  Dates of first 2 Trainings in 2021 announced on 4/15/2021.  

GYJ 2021 Conference and More Trainings.

Global Youth Justice, Inc. will be announcing a 2021 Conference in November, 2021 or December, 2021 (likely in Pigeon Forge, TN, USA or Las Vegas, NV, USA and TBD by most affordable location).  Additional Trainings will be announced in Central and Southern USA, and one other country.

Questions?  e-mail GlobalYouthJustice@GlobalYouthJustice.org


Registration Closed

2020 Global Youth Justice Conference

Juvenile Justice and Youth Justice Diversion Programs


Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Court and Peer Jury

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 to Thursday, November 19, 2020



The Tuscany Suites Resort

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA



Conference Registration Fee (Adults Only):  $195.00 and $115 spent back on food (2 Lunch Buffets, 1 Lunch in Resort Restaurant, Snacks and More) See below for specific details.  Because times are challenging, and lots of volunteers help with this conference, Global Youth Justice is subsidizing this Conference more than usual, and the the entire $195 registration fee is spent back on the conference to include 3 lunches, snacks, 3 days of training, materials, 1/2 Day Grant Writing Session, and more.

Resort Room Rates:  Low $66.89 nightly rate (Sunday to Thursday 11/15/2020 to 11/19/2020) for approved conference participants.  After paying the $195 registration fee, Global Youth Justice provides participants with the private conference code to book resort rooms.  AND — this low nightly $66.89 nightly rate already includes both the 13.38% taxes and the $28 nightly resort fee is waived, when using the code provided to approved participants to book resort rooms.  This low rate also includes free WiFi, free parking, fitness center, 650 square foot suites, 2 double beds, living room, and more.  About 50% of participants come early and/or stay late.  If your coming just for the conference, you would only come Monday and leave late Thursday, or Friday.  

For anyone coming early or staying late, we got a $123.58 rate the Friday and Saturday Night before and after the Conference.  These Rates are lower than rates available to the public, AND these rates already include the 13.38% taxes and the $28 nightly resort rate.  Global Youth Justice has held 10 Trainings and Conferences the Tuscany Suites Resort.  These rates during, before, and after the conference are lower rates than available to the public — and an excellent rate for this Beautiful Resort, that just about everyone loves coming too — and it is family owned, and they like Global Youth Justice, Inc.  And, You can have two (2) people in a room with no Extra Charge.

AND — We know many people have not been able to go on vacation because of the Global Pandemic.  So — an additional 10 resort rooms at these low rates during the week and on weekends are in the Global Youth Justice contract for Friends and/or Family of approved Global Youth Justice Training Participants.  Let us know after you are approved and paid to participate, and we can approve and extra room or two, while available on fair 1st registered, 1st approved basis.  If you need to know ahead of time, please contact Global Youth Justice, Inc., and we are glad to help you out.

Limited Training Slots:  100 Adult Participants to include individuals and teams of 2-5 adults interested in Establishing, Enhancing and/or Expanding Youth Justice and Juvenile Justice Diversion Programs called Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Court and Peer Jury are eligible to attend.  Registration will fill to capacity — so Register Early if you plan to attend.  If you want to find out about approval before submitting the registration form below, just contact us, as we are glad to help.  Because there are so many of our diversion programs, and we subsidize this conference with about $25,000 in staffing and other costs.

Dates:  The Conference begins Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. and concludes Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.  About half of the participants will arrive on Monday, November 16, 2020 and depart on Friday, November 20, 2020.  Some people leave late on Thursday afternoon, and about 50% arrive one or more days early and/or late, and take some vacation time, and take advantage of the low rates.  Once participants have submitted their registration form and paid the registration fee, they are provided with confirmation information, and the private conference code to directly book resort rooms at the inclusive $66.89 nightly rate during the conference and make other travel arrangements.

Safety Precautions — Top 10

1st — Adult participants registering as individuals will be seated at a table of two individuals.
2nd — Adult participants registering as a team of 2-5 individuals can select to have a table for their team or sit at a table of two individuals.
3rd — We will encourage participants, when not seated at their table, and walking around to wear masks (Participants can obviously wear them all of the time if they want).
4th — Assigned tables will be utilized by the same individuals or teams for the duration of the conference, and Tables will be sanitized each morning/night, be large and round, and tables will be spread out.
5th — Hand sanitizer bottles will be on each table.
6th — Participants who do not have Face Masks, will be able to get one daily disposable mask for Free.
7th — We will not be having displays, and all handouts will be included in registration materials.
8th — Registration will be limited to 100 Adult Participants.
9th — Presenters, speakers, and staff will be in the front of the room, at a distance of 6+ feet.
10th — Participants should evaluate their own health needs, risks and conditions, and attending any conference is a 100% voluntary decision, just like optional fun evening activities, which we will plan each night.

Volunteer Presenter Opportunity:  Global Youth Justice, Inc. will be approving five (5) adults currently involved in these diversion programs to make presentations.  If you are registering and planning to attend, and interested in sharing information on your diversion program with participants, please e-mail Scott.Peterson@GlobalYouthJustice.org when registering.

Keynote Speaker and Featured Trainers:  African American Historical Figure Honorable Arthur L. Burnett, Sr. (also Founding Board Vice-President of Global Youth Justice, Inc.) is the Keynote Speaker; and Global Youth Justice CEO Scott Bernard Peterson will present and speak; and Many More TBA, and there will be 25+ leaders in our Global Youth Justice Network across America.  There will also be a Special Plenary, Workshop and Panel on Community Police Diversion Programs called Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Court and Peer Jury Diversion Programs — something especially timely now.

Fair Registration Process: Registration is fairly approved, based on a first registered and paid, first approved process.  Participants book resort rooms after they are registered, paid, and have 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.  Please check with the Tuscany Suites for their updated cancellation policy.  We think it is 72 hours notice, and if not cancelled, you are charged one night, but check with them when making reservations.  If you cancel registration ten (10) days before, we will reimburse you 100%, and after this, we only subtract the food cost we have to pay the Tuscany Suites, as we have to contractually pay them 10 days before, but we do our best to help everyone get it all back, and/or waive a future registration fee.

Conference Description:  Global Youth Justice Champions 1,800+ volunteer-driven and youth-led youth justice and juvenile justice diversion programs called Teen/Youth/Student/Peer Court and Peer Jury in 48 USA States and 10 Countries 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 and affordable 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 Global Youth Justice Conference will focus specifically on Establishing, Enhancing, and Expanding these Youth Justice and Juvenile Justice Diversion Programs, and this conference will heavily rely on peer sharing among adults — as this have been the primary driving factor, as it relates to the continued rapid expansion of these diversion programs.

Participants Eligibility:  Participants are individual adults and teams of 2-5 adults interested in Establishing, Enhancing, and/or Expanding Teen/Youth/Peer/Student Court and Peer Jury Diversion Programs in the USA and around the 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, elected and public officials, and others involved with juvenile/youth/criminal justice.  Half of the training participants register as individuals, and the other half are teams usually comprising 2-5 adults.  We are unfortunately not able to allow youth under age 18 this year, given health concerns.  We usually liked to allow 10% of participants to be volunteer youth — as they are such a big part of these diversion programs.

Food Provided:  Because Global Youth Justice Trainings are subsidized, $115 of the low $195 registration fee is also being spent back on food to include 2 Lunch Buffets served by Tuscany Suites Resort Restaurant on Tuesday and Wednesday. And a 3rd Lunch will take place on Thursday in the Restaurant at the Tuscany Suites Resort, and Global Youth Justice will pay for that.  Unlike most other conferences, we want to keep participants together for lunch, and we know times are tough, so it is wise to help reduce overall cost for participants, so we are glad to provide 3 good lunches.  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.  We will also spend more money on bottled water, snacks and more during the Conference.

Easy 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, or Register for anything, 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.  If you are doing this option, please also email Global Youth Justice the names and contact information of who is registering, that way, we know to be in touch if we do not get them, and hold anyone up on your end.  Please feel free to contact Global Youth Justice by phone directly at (202) 468-3790 with any questions, such as eligibility before mailing registration forms.

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 Conferences 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, schools, and tribes in the process of establishing, enhancing and/or expanding these diversion programs — so register early, as space is limited.



Agenda 2020 Vegas Conference


Registration Form 

2020 Registration Form

(e-mail and request paypal invoice or mail w/check for registration 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.


We don’t have any upcoming events at this time, but please check back soon.