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NCJ Number: 211462 Find in a Library
Title: Serving Communities, Changing Lives--Youth Court Success Stories, Volume I
Corporate Author: National Youth Court Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: September 2004
Page Count: 39
Sponsoring Agency: National Youth Court Ctr
Lexington, KY 40578-1910
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Admin
Washington, DC 20590
Grant Number: 2003-MU-MU-K003
Sale Source: National Youth Court Ctr
c/o Council of State Governments
P.O. Box 11910
Lexington, KY 40578-1910
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents program perspectives from volunteers, respondents, staff, and parents illustrating the success, and effectiveness of youth courts in the United States.
Abstract: The theme for the Third Annual National Youth Court Month, Serving Communities-Changing Lives addressed two very important aspects in youth courts: (1) youth volunteers in youth courts serving their communities by becoming participatory members, in conjunction with juvenile justice and school professionals to identify problems and develop solutions and (2) youth who have committed minor delinquent and status offenses and are engaging in problem behaviors are offered an effective alternative to the traditional juvenile justice and school disciplinary systems. Each youth court can relate a story of the positive impact it has had on individuals and their communities. This report was prepared, in order to provide a forum to share these stories. The report illustrates success stories from volunteers, respondents, staff, and parents of what youth court programs offer to the country’s youth, families, and communities.
Main Term(s): Teen Courts
Index Term(s): Alternative court procedures; Exemplary programs; Juvenile court reform; Juvenile courts; OJJDP grant-related documents; Program evaluation; Volunteer programs
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