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In One Brooklyn Courtroom, Teens are Judge and Jury

In One Brooklyn Courtroom, Teens are Judge and Jury

Teens end in Youth Court at the discretion of a police officer who arrests them, or after a referral from criminal court. Data suggests that these types of community-based programs do a better job reintegrating youth into their communities than the formal justice system. But the programs are limited in their ability to address the causes of youth crime.

May 28, 2013 ×