|Global Youth Justice Launches 600 Youth Justice Websites
May 3, 2016
On May 1, 2016, the American Bar Association will celebrate Law Day. In observance, Global Youth Justice and the National African American Drug Policy Coalition are encouraging youth and adults to volunteer in a youth justice diversion program, often referred to as teen/student/youth/peer court or jury. Global Youth Justice has launched 600 websites to promote juvenile justice diversion programs nationwide. More than 1,600 communities and tribes worldwide currently operate a volunteer-driven youth justice diversion program. These diversion programs train teenagers, including youth who have previously offended, to be judges, prosecutors, attorneys, and jurors who handle low-level offenses of their peers, promote accountability, teach law-related education, and reduce and prevent juvenile crime.
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