1st Report to the Nation on Youth Courts and Teen Courts

1st Report to the Nation on Youth Courts and Teen Courts

This national report (43-pages in MS Word format) documents significant highlights and events over a fifteen (15) year period of unprecedented and historic growth of this groundbreaking American juvenile justice prevention and intervention program that utilizes volunteer youth to help sentence their peers.

The report begins in 1993, when fewer than seventy-five (75) local youth and teen courts existed in just about a dozen states. The report concludes fifteen (15) years later in 2008, when more than a record 1,000 local communities in 48 states and the District of Columbia now operate these local juvenile justice programs. Historic numbers of youth and adults are now involved, as more than 111,868 juvenile cases were referred to local youth and teen courts and more than 133,832 volunteers to include both youth and adults who volunteered to help with the disposition and sentencing of these juvenile cases.

  • Format: doc
  • Publisher: Global Issues Resource Center
  • Author: Scott Peterson, Jill Beres
  • Resource Release Date: 09/30/2008
  • Topics: Administrator Resources, Criminology, Research Publications, and Violence Prevention
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