The Center for Court Innovation seeks to improve the juvenile justice system in a number of ways. For example, it has created youth courts that use positive peer pressure to encourage young people who have engaged in wrongdoing to repay the community; youthful offender domestic violence courts that address relationship abuse among teenagers; and alternative-to-detention programs that work with young people arrested for delinquency charges. The goal of all of the Center's juvenile justice projects is to provide troubled young people with the structure and support they need to avoid future delinquent behavior. Click here to see a description of all of the Center's youth programs.
To get help planning, implementing, or evaluating a juvenile justice initiative, click here.