The Newark Youth Court gives young people alternatives to youth incarceration

Philip’s Academy Charter, Newark, NJ

The Newark Youth Court in New Jersey gives young people an alternative to youth incarceration. For young people accused of minor offenses, they have the option of being judged by a jury of their peers — where teenagers are the judge, jury, plaintiff, and defendants.

Produced by Yasmeena Sharif, Lael Beckles, Madinah Drinkard, Jelani Dean, Elise George, Elijah Mosley, Sahada Hunt-Foster. Instruction provided by SRL Connected Educator Sharon Alonzo. Station support provided by NJTV.