Youth Court Resources

Youth Courts An Idea Whose Time Has Come?

In this article for the Pennsylvania Lawyer, March/April 2011 issue, Stoneleigh Fellow Gregory Volz writes about his work on the youth courts in Chester County and the role of youth courts as an alternative disciplinary system.   Read the full article here.

Chester Youth Court Expands with Help from Swarthmore Students

The Chester Youth Court, founded by Stoneleigh Fellow Gregory Volz, gets support from Swarthmore students who serve as resources for Chester students in building their skills and providing them with helpful information.  Read the news article here.

Testimony of Chester High School Youth Court Members

Brian Foster and Jamar Saunders, members of the Chester High School Youth Court, and Stoneleigh Fellow Gregory Volz testified before the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on best practices in the juvenile justice systems on June 15, 2010 and the Pennsylvania House Children and Youth Committee hearing on deliquency prevention on June 10, 2010.

PA School Climate Coalition News June 2010

Chester High School's youth court is held up as model program by the Pennsylvania School Climate Coalition in its inaugural newsletter.  "Assembled in a small basement classroom, 20 committed Chester High students meet three times a week to tackle one of the most pressing issues plaguing the district: school discipline." Read the full issue here.  Stoneleigh Fellow Gregg Volz is leading this effort in Chester, Pennsylvania.

Pilot Assessment of a School-Based Youth Court in a Resource-Poor African-American Urban School District

Juvenile and Family Court Journal 60, no.2 (Spring), 2009 National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges 

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