Youth Courts: An Empirical Update and Analysis of Future Organizational and Research Needs

August 23, 2012

The third in a series of OJJDP sponsored reports on youth courts in the United States, this publication looks at questions concerning the operation of youth courts, the extent of volunteer activity, how they function as they mature, and the resources they employ.  It is based on a national survey of youth courts that focused on program outcomes and administration and operation. 

The results provide guidance on how to build and sustain an organizational structure that allows youth courts to successfully fulfill their mission of preventing young offenders from repeating antisocial behaviors, while relying on volunteers and even ex-offenders to be a part of the process.

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