An alternative to the traditional juvenile justice system; 120 youth volunteers sentence and mentor their peers who are referred for minor offenses, each school year.
A prevention / intervention program utilized by the Salt Lake City School District. Approximately 300 youth are referred to Peer Court each year. Most frequently referred offenses are: truancy, fighting, disorderly conduct, theft, vandalism,bullying, and tobacco.
A three part program: 1) Peer Court Hearings 2) Peer Mentoring3) Mediation
A restorative justice approach to hold youth accountable for their actions, to build skills, and to strengthen their ties to school and community
Empowers youth and communities to take an active role in addressing the early stages of youth delinquency
Eliminates social barriers and unites youth throughout the community as they collaborate to intervene with referred youth
Partnering in preventing juvenile crime
Empowering youth as stakeholders in their community
Gaining hands-on knowledge about citizenship and law
Learning public speaking and leadership skills
Communities recovering losses due to juvenile crimes