Global Youth Justice, Inc.

Somerville, United States
Joined March 2019

Global Youth Justice, Inc. is an Global Charitable Nonprofit Corporation which Champions 1,800+ youth-led and volunteer-driven court diversion programs called Youth/Teen/Peer Court on 5-Continents.

Presence in: Egypt, Germany, Ghana, Guyana, Japan, Netherlands, Philippines, South Korea, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States
Focus: Citizenship & Identification, Criminal Justice, Generalist Legal Services, Peace-building & Transitional Justice

Global Youth Justice Movement

Background and History

Global Youth Justice, Inc. Champions 1,800+ volunteer-driven youth justice and juvenile justice diversion programs called Teen Court, Youth Court, Student Court, Peer Court and Peer Jury on 5-Continents, making it the most replicated juvenile justice and youth justice program around the globe.  They are volunteer-driven, inexpensive, adaptable, practical, scaleable, and are replicating widely in urban, rural, suburban and tribal settings.

Historic Numbers of Justice Volunteers, including both Youth and Adults — Make it Possible for 1,800+ Communities on 5-Continents to Give their Youth a 2nd, and Even 3rd Chance for Minor Crimes, Offenses and/or Violations.  The Global Youth Justice Movement is a local Volunteer-Driven “Scaleable Model” to Strengthen Juvenile Justice, Youth Justice and Criminal Justice Systems around the Globe.

In 2018, in America — the Global Youth Justice Movement began about a quarter century ago in 1993.  In the past 10 years, albeit primarily in the past 5 years, this Global Youth Justice Movement mobilizing historic numbers of youth and adult volunteers, has spread to 10+ countries on 5 continents.

Hundreds of additional communities around the globe are in various stages of implementing one of these rapidly expanding sustainable and scaleable diversion programs.  Global Youth Justice champions the quality implementation, enhancement, and expansion of these rapidly expanding diversion programs around the globe.

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.