Global Youth Justice Launches 500 Youth Justice Web Sites
April 28, 2014
On May 1, 2014, the American Bar Association will celebrate Law Day. In observance, Global Youth Justice is encouraging youth and adults to volunteer in a youth justice diversion program, often referred to as a teen, student, youth, or peer court or jury. Global Youth Justice has launched 500 Web sites to promote juvenile justice diversion programs nationwide. More than 1,500 communities and tribes worldwide currently operate a youth justice diversion program. These courts train teenagers, including former juvenile offenders, to be judges, prosecutors, attorneys, and jurors who handle low-level offenses of their peers, promote accountability, provide access to youth resources, and reduce and prevent juvenile crime.
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Learn more about 2014 Law Day and its theme “American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters.”