New York Times


Youth Court of True Peers Judges Firmly

by SOMINI SENGUPTA, June 4, 2000

…  Today, there are about 650 youth courts nationwide, compared with 50 in 1991, according to the Justice Department’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. … “A hundred years ago, we invented juvenile court to get kids out of the bureaucratic criminal court system,” he said. “Now we’re inventing youth courts to get them out of juvenile court, or to create alternatives.”

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