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Peer Mediation, Anti Bullying and Youth Court Program
Using the peer
Recognizing that some disputes may involve problems such as bullying and should be handled by caring and trained adults or by adult referrals to school-based youth courts
Children become active participants in promoting positive behavior in their classrooms taking on the role of peacemaker by:
A juvenile intervention program in which youth are sentenced by their peers in collaboration with adults.
Also referred to as:
*Volunteer roles will vary according to the program model the youth court utilizes.
In 2009 the Stoneleigh Foundation funded a three year fellowship to develop youth courts in Chester City and nurture a statewide youth court movement.
Stoneleigh extended the funded of Gregg Volz for 8 more months in December 2011—see http://stoneleighfoundation.org for numerous court resources.
PCCD funded a two-year truancy prevention youth court initiative in York.
The Pennsylvania Bar Association passed a resolution supporting the establishment of a statewide youth court association in May 2011. See http://www.pabar.org/public/committees/childavo/basedyouthcourt.asp