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At Chester High, peers do each other justice

By Mari A. Schaefer, The Philadelphia Inquirer | May 19, 2015

Stoneleigh Fellow Gregg Volz is featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

“If we have robust youth courts in schools, we will greatly reduce that school-to-prison pipeline,” said Gregg Volz, the director of the Youth Court Support Center at EducationWorks, a Philadelphia nonprofit that provides programs for poorer communities.

Nationally, about two-thirds of the courts tie into the local juvenile justice system, he said.

Volz has trained 40 groups to conduct youth courts in Philadelphia, Camden, Norristown, Chester, and Wilmington.

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