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In Connecticut, Project Youth Court Offers Peer-To-Peer Justice04:35

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Diversion programs offer first-time youth offenders an alternative to the traditional juvenile justice system — sometimes called a pipeline to prison.

For a little over a year, a diversion program has taken shape in New Haven, Connecticut. It's called Project Youth Court. As Lori Mack (@lmackwnpr) of Here & Now contributor WNPR reports, it's similar to a standard court system, but teens are judged by a group of their peers instead of adults.

This segment aired on April 24, 2017.


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