Youth Courts are peer court programs that work to address low level offending and delinquency among youth. Nationally, Youth Courts have been identified by the as a model approach to keeping youth that engage in low-level delinquent behaviors from further involvement in the justice system. Through a mix of positive peer pressure and restorative sanctions, like community service or letters of apology, a youth respondent confronts how their behavior has impacted their family and community as well as their future.
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To learn more about Youth Courts in New York City visit the Center for Court Innovation's Youth Court page.