What are the Results?
Studies indicate that participants in teen court are less likely to have repeat offenses than teens in the traditional court system.
|Percentage increase in positive responses after court participation.|
Center for Court Innovation; “School-Based Youth Courts: Student Perceptions of School Climate, Safety, and Disciplinary Measures” by Elise Jensen (2015)
|"Our analyses do reveal that the long-term academic performance of youth court volunteers and respondents was significantly stronger than that of their peers who did not participate."|
Norton, M. H., Gold, E., & Peralta, P. D. R. (2013). Youth courts and their educational value: An examination of youth courts in Chester, Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania: Research for Action.