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Global Youth Justice Champions Volunteer-Driven Solutions to Reduce Historic High Crime and Incarceration Rates.

2011 July 7

Global Youth Justice Website

A Record 142,500 Youth & Adults Volunteer Annually to Reduce Global Crime Rates

Global Youth Justice proactively champions volunteer-driven strategies which alleviate some of the world’s most pressing and complex social problems.  This includes the empowerment of youth to serve as volunteer youth justice advocates for a more peaceful world. We strive to improve the quality of life for humans through reducing both crime rates and historic-high incarceration rates of youth and adults around the globe.  We initially achieve this through favorable outcomes that result from advancing the global expansion of quality local youth justice and juvenile justice voluntary diversion programs often called youth court, teen court, peer court, student court and youth peer panel.  A record 1,264 plus communities around the globe now operate one of these youth and adult volunteer-driven local youth justice and juvenile justice diversion programs.

While there exist greater linkages today between nations and peoples than our planet has likely ever known, we still see all around us an ever-increasing divide between the rich and poor.  This is especially transparent in the disproportionate representation of the poor and those with a disease in the juvenile justice system and criminal justice system.  These youth justice and juvenile justice intervention programs around the globe are engaging youth in record numbers to volunteer and work side-by-side with adults who have empowered them to bridge this divide and work toward a shared vision of human dignity, greater equity, freedom, basic security and justice.  Youth must be at the forefront in the struggle to overcome some of our most pressing and complex social problems and global challenges.

If negative peer pressure is a primary factor in leading some youth to commit a crime, offense and/or violation, then positive peer pressure can be harnessed and redirected to become a positive force and lead other youth to adhere to the rule of law and become more productive citizens.   These youth justice and juvenile justice voluntary diversion programs harness positive peer pressure and utilize it in a peer judgment setting to help address the anti-social, delinquent, and/or criminal behavior of youth.  The peer judgment and positive peer pressure aspects of these programs are the two (2) primary programmatic elements which separate these youth justice and juvenile justice voluntary diversion programs from all of the others.



Scott Peterson’s

Global Youth Justice Website


Making the Time for Juvenile Crime,


Scott Bernard Peterson

Chief Executive Officer/Owner

Global Youth Justice, LLC.

Mobile: 202.468.3790


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