Timebanking as a Youth Court idea

In the USA:

"By next year, youth busted for municipal ordinance violations may have the opportunity to face justice in something called a Timebank Youth Court.

For this program, teens who choose to opt in will face a volunteer jury comprised of teens and young adults. And the jury will choose alternative sentences in lieu of fines or citations. The goal? To connect youth aged 8 to 25 with an informal network of community services, residents and business owners. 

"This would be processes to both divert tangible cases that are going through the courts, but also preventing crime from happening in the first place. "It's about providing an alternative for business owners and the stakeholders in the Cherokee neighborhood to refer youth to the program beforehand, so that they don’t feel the need to call police."

Read more at http://www.riverfronttimes.com/newsblog/2016/10/24/time-bank-youth-court-could-divert-teens-in-trouble-near-cherokee

Published on 26 October 2016 - 9:46am