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Youth Court Benefits

A study released in 2002 by the Urban Institute found that only six to nine percent of the juveniles who experienced youth court committed future offences. However, 18 percent of the young people who appeared before traditional juvenile courts were committed future offences. The Tennessee Youth Court Program enjoys a 93 percent success rate. On average, fewer than seven percent of youth participating in over 1,900 cases commit another offense.

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Tennessee Youth Courts need you!

 

Interested in becoming an adult volunteer?


Would you like a Youth Court in your community?

Contact:
Denise D. Bentley
Tennessee Youth Court Program Coordinator
221 Fourth Avenue, North Ste 400
Nashville, TN 37219
dbentley@tnbar.org
(615) 277-3207 or toll free (800) 899-6993

Youth/teen courts are recognized as a model program by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and a best practice for reducing disproportionate minority contact by the U.S. Department of Justice.