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.

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