Youth Courts and the Value of a Jury of Their Peers

WHYY Philadelphia / “Radio Times”
Research shows that young people who participate in youth court or teen court programs may have lower rates of recidivism. Adults involved in the programs attribute much of their success to the influence of positive peer pressure and the value of giving young people a voice in the process. Joining Radio Times host Marty Moss-Coaneus to tell the story of youth courts are JEFFREY BUTTS of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, who has evaluated teen court programs across the country; and attorney GREGG VOLZ, who has implemented school-based youth courts in Chester.