Boston, Massachusetts, USA
November 8-10, 2022


75% of Registration Slots are For ADULTS in Administrative, Program, Partner, Volunteer, Funding, Policy, Elected, Public, Supervsior, Support Services, Referrals and Related Roles in Youth Justice and Juvenile Justice diversion programs called Youth Court, Teen Court, Student Court, Peer Court, Youth Peer Court, Youth Justice, and Peer Jury in 47 USA States, 35+ Tribes, DC, and 12 Countries.

25% of Registration Slots are for other Adults interested in these rapidly expanding Youth Justice and Juvenile Justice Diversion Programs operated by 15+ Different Agencies, Organizations, Institutions, Education Settings, and others to include public and private.

In the past 25 years, these uniquely American Youth Justice and Juvenile Justice diversion programs have expanded from less than 100 in America, to now more than 2,050+ in 47 USA States, 35+ Tribes, DC, and 12 Countries. They are a textbook example of a local grassroots movement, that continues expanding locally in America, and around the Globe.

The 2022 Global Youth Justice Leadership Conference will offer participants 20+ Adult Peer-to-Peer Learning Sessions, Genderal Sessions, Panels, and Timely Information on Resources, Grants, High Profile Public Opportunities Limited to our Network, and More. Learn about accessing resources on a state level, as a result of national efforts currently available, upcoming, and those typically not though to be possible.

Participants will hear about current and short-term future opportunities only available to these Youth-Led Diversion Programs, and how they can raise the profile of these programs, the agencies, and organizations adminsitering them, and themselves, so they are empowered to do even more.

Participants will learn tactical strategies to apply to programmatic and administrative areas, for improved operation of these diversion programs, as well as the adverse impact of not following the Rule of Law Model, and the benefits of using the Rule of Law Model.

Resource Tables will be set up, so bring a flyer, business cards, and anyting else you would like to share, in addion to a BLOG being set up for electronic files to share by emailing:
[email protected].

November 7-10, 2022

12:00pm to 7:00pm
The NonProfit Center
89 South Street, Boston, MA

America's Oldest Tavern -- 1795
6:00pm to 10:00pm (come anytime)
2 Floors and 5 Huge Rooms
Lobster Rolls, Fish & Chips, Reubens, Salads, etc.
Historical Lesson and MENU

NOVEMBER 8-10, 2022


8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 9:15am
General Session 9:15am to 10:30am
(2) Concurrent Workshop Sessions
10:45am to 12:15pm
12:15 pm to 1:15 pm
(2) Concurrent Workshop Sessions
1:30 pm to 3:15 pm,
Panels, Presentations, Leadership Opportunities
3:30pm to 5:00pm
1, 2, 3 Tips and Resources.
5:00pm to 5:30pm

America's Oldest Restaurant (1826)
Boston's Famous Union Oyster House and Grill
Dinner @ 6:30 p.m. (Head Count 2 Weeks before)

Boston Tea Party Ships and Meuseum
Boston Tea Party Ships and Meuseum
Mike's Pastry Shop & Famous Canoli
Mike's Pastry Shop & Famous Canoli 
And, Freedom Trail, Black Heritage Trail, Museums, Walk the Wharf, Harvard Square in Cambridge for Dinner, and MORE TBA.

Agenda, Optional Activities, Speakers, Presenters, Call for Workshop Proposals, and More is Detailed Below.

The Global Youth Justice 2022 Leadership Conference is Subsidized by Global Youth Justice, Inc.  

So, instead of $400+ Registration Fee wth no food like most conferences, Registraton is $225 with Lots off Food, and instead of $300+ Tax Boston Hotel Rooms, they are $145+ Tax at the La Quinta Wyndam. Only 100 Rooms at that Rate (single and double beds), so fairly 1st Registered, 1st to Book Rooms.  
Description, Eligibility, and MORE.

Local, State, National, and Global Perspective
Civic-Engagement, Youth Service and Essential Public Service
Volunteer-Driven (Cost Effectiveness and Sustainable)
Youth Democracy and Law-Related Education (LRE)
Social Media Platforms and Strategic Time Saving Approach
25 Years in 2023: USDOJ to Global Youth Justice, Inc.
Marketing, Press Releases, and Community Engagement
Positive Youth Development and Youth Leadership
School-to-Prison Pipeline – School/Community/Justice Settings
Research, Data Collection, Tactics and Statistics
3rd Annual 9/11 Flag of Honor Across America Memorials, 9/11/2023
America250 (2 Global Youth Justice Official Projects)
Grants, Resources, and Grant Writing
5 Year Expansion Plan: 2023 to 2027
Volunteer Management RTORR Recruit/Train/Organize/Recognize/Retain
AmeriCorps: VISTA, AmeriCorps, SeniorCorps, MLK & 9/11 Day, etc.
Helpful and Harmful “Restorative Justice” Practices
Public Policy: Engaging Elected/Public Officials on Local/State/Federal
Improving Peer-Imposed Mandated Community Service and Sanctions

In America, where the world's first federal or national effort was launched in 1997, they are the most replicated Juvenile Justice, Youth Justice, Active Youth Civic Engagement, and Essential Youth Service Program. And, in all 12 Countries, soceity is hard pressed to find a better example of Inclusive Democracy for youth.

More than 15+ types of agencies and organizations administer these volunteer-driven and youth-led diversion programs on a local level. Althought about 15 of these youth-led diversion programs were operational in the 1980's, it was not until 1997, when formal record keeping began. Despite never having been directly funded funded by the U.S. Federal Goverment, these youth-led diversion programs have continued expanding for the past 25 years.

For the first (10) of the past (25) years (1997-2008) there was a federal national project for $500,000 supporting Traning and Technical Assistance to local programs, but there has been NO federal juvenile justice or other funds since 2008. Instead, it's the Youth and Adults residing in these local communities who have been, and continue to be the driving force behind this Global Youth Justice Movement, that is just getting started after 25 Years!

For 25 years in America, there has never been a juvenile justice diversion that has scaled organically locally like our Youth-Led Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Court, Youth Peer Court, and Youth Peer Jury Diversion Programs, which are now in 47 States, 35+ Tribes and DC. States like Texas and Florida can easily have 50+ different entities operating these diversion programs, and there can be 10-15 different programs with different names in municipalities and schools. At this Conference, you will learn marketing tips and strategies to help convey to the public what your

This record expansion over the past 25 years has resulted in record numbers of youth who commit crimes, offenses, and violations, being diverted, less entrenched, issued citations, and/or avoided contact with the Justice System, but only if the youth successfully completes the requirements of these diversion programs, which they accepted responsibility to do so.

Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Court, Youth Peer Court, and Peer Jury Diverison Programs by the 100's have for 10-15 years used deflection, citations, pending arrests or charges, and other similar measues in many settings running these diverson programs such as Sheriffs, NonProfits, Police, DA Offices, Probation, and other settings. Learn more about these effective practices at this Global Youth Justice Leadership Conference.

For the past 25 years, the local expansion of these Youth-Led Diversion Programs is very well documented on a local, state, and federal level. And, while Juvenile Crime rates in America have plummeted over the past 25 years, as Local Communites undertaken historical efforts to scale these local youth-led diversion programs, there is NO acknoweldgeing any role, let alone the significant role that local communities have played in the historic decline of juvenile crime in America. And, while Mentoring gets $80 Million in Federal Funding, and has not results, or data on Juvenile Justice. At the Conference, find out what we can do about it.

Why Local? Because the federal government has not supported any national efforts or states efforts, such as training and technical assistance since 2008. On August 25th, 2022 -- OJJDP/Office of Justice Programs had another national webinar on this topic, and again dismissed the efforts of 2,000+ communities in America. Despite this, local communities and tribes across America have continued expanding Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Court, Youth Peer Court, and Peer Jury Diverison Programs. Juvenile Justice has always been local, as it should be.

This will be dicussed at this 2022 Global Youth Justice Leadership Conference, and how Global Youth Justice, Inc. CEO Scott Bernard Peterson is making sure Congress becomes aware of this, and the public. At this 2022 Leadership Conference, you will find out how you, youth volunteers, and your colleagues can put We the People in to Action.

Uniquely American, the first federal or country-level effort in the world was designed and launched by the United States Department of Justice in 1997. The design applied a people-centered justice approach to Juvenile Justice Diversion, and used a public domain training and technical assistance strategy to scale them locally across America. They are a Rule of Law Model, meaning they are easily adaptable to USA States and Tribes, just like other Countries. In America, Rule of Law mirrors the law and legal system, but instead of a trial, these Diversion Programs for Juveniles are Sentencing Hearings.
The conference is limited to adults 18+ who are involved in these Youth-Led and Volunteer-Driven Juvenile Justice and Youth Justice Diversion Programs, which most often go by the 7 names below. This includes staff, volunteers, partner agencies, funders, volunters, board members, supporters, funders, and other adults involved in active operational programs.

The decision on lead administering agency or organization is largely left up to the local and state elected, school and public officials. As a result, 95% of the 2,000+ Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Court, Youth Peer Court, and Peer Jury Diversion Programs are administered by 15+ different agencies, organizations, and institutions. This new Data was compiled by Harvard University Graduate Students and Global Youth Justice.

Global Youth Justice, Inc. has one of the largest and most diverse networks in America, and Globally, after 25 Years, as it was first launched as a 10-Year Project at the U.S. Department of Justice in 1997 to 2008, by Scott Peterson, before he launched Global Youth Justice, Inc. in 2009, which is still 100% public domain in 2022, like it was in 1997.

New 2022 DATA

Top 7 Program Names
Youth Court Diversion Program
Teen Court Diversion Program
Student Court Diversion Program
Peer Court Diversion Program
Youth Peer Court Diversion Program
Peer Jury Diversion Program
Youth Justice Diversion Program

15+ Agencies, Organizations, and Institutions Administering these Top 7 Names for Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Court Diversion Programs.
1. Police Departments/Sheriff Departments/SRO
2. Nonprofits and Community Coalitions
3. K-12, Colleges and Universities (Public and Private)
4. Probation Departments
5. Youth Bureaus and Youth Services
6. Courts and Clerks Office
7. Social and Human Service Organizations
8. District Attorney and Public Defender Offices
9. Bar Associations, Rule of Law, LRE, and Civic Engagement
10. Tribal and Indigenous Communities
11. Social Justice and Racial Justice
12. Volunteer and Service Organizations
13. 4-H and Cooperative Extension
14. Boys and Girls Clubs, YWCA, YMCA
15. Dispute Mediation and Conflict Resolution
Global Youth Justice
2022 Leadership Conferences is Subsidized
Registration ONLY $225

Global Youth Justice, Inc. is subsidzing the 2022 Leadership Conference by paying for staffing, conference space rentals, AV and other expenses, so the Registration Fee is only $225 and all of it will be spent back on the conference, such as 3 breakfast buffets,  and lunch all 3 days. Unlike many other national and international nonprofits, we do not look profit off participants attending our Trainings and Conferences for purposes of generating revenue to support our Operational Costs, as we like to feed people!

3 Breakfasts and 3 Lunches
3 All Day Coffee, Soda, Water, Fruit and Snack Breaks.
3 Days of Training Workshops and Sessions
1/2 Day Session on Grant Writing and Resources
15+ Adult Peer-to-Peer Education Sessions
General Sessions and Panels
Conference Materials, Notebook, and More.

Most Conferences in Boston, like other major cities where Hotel Rooms are expensive, the Conference and Hotel Rooms are not at the same Hotel. The Conference Location is in the State-of-the-Art Conference Center at The NonProfit Center one block from the Ocean, and the 2nd Option below is one (1) Hotel we have a low $145+ 11% tax rate, and is only one subway ride (5-minute ride from each other or 4.2 miles). It is very common to take the MBTA Subway to Hotels up to 10 or more miles, as this typically saves $100-$150 nightly.

1st OPTION -- Use Search Engine
Find a Hotel that meets your budget and needs. In Boston, you are looking at rates typically in the $250 to $350+ tax range per night for an average hotel room nightly. Use a Search Engine to Find a Hotel Fits your Budget and Needs
Boston Hotel Guide


2nd OPTION -- $145+ 11% Tax
The La Quinta by Wyndam of Somerville and Boston
La Quinta by Wyndam of Somerville and Boston
Global Youth Justice, Inc. Headquarters are Located in Boston, Massachusetts at The NonProfit Center with 50 Social Justice 501c3 Organizations, where we have frequent trainings and events. And, fortunately, The La Quinta Suites by Wyndam of Somerville and Boston is supportive of our mission, and makes Hotel Rooms Affordable for $145+11% tax. This includes both single and double bed rooms for that rate, and the deadline is 10/26.

Once registrants are paid using this on-line registration platform, they will get an approval email confirming payment, and the code to call and book rooms. The La Quinta by Wyndam of Somerville and Boston rates not using our contract rate is considerably higher, and would cost $225+ tax per night, and it is almost always filled. Global Youth Justice, Inc. has used this Hotel for our past (3) events, and it is very good.  The La Quinta Suites is one street behind the new sprawling ASSEMBLY ROW Enterainment area of Somerville and Boston, which was Voted the Top 2 Areas in Boston, MA.
Assembly Row Entertainment Area

La Quinta by Wyndam of Somerville and Boston
It is only 4.1 miles from The Conference Center where the Conference is held, and the MBTA Subway stops a 5 minute walk away each way.

$145 + 11% Tax also includes:
Free Airport Shuttle to Hotel (Saves $30+ each way)
Free Car Parking
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast
Free Luggage Hold

AND -- this rate is good beginning the night of 11/5 through the Night of 11/11 -- so take an extra day or two vacation.
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Boston Somerville
BOSTON TRANSPORTATION ($22 Pass is a Great Deal)
MBTA (subway) Passes
$11 1 Day Pass
$22 7 Day Pass

The Boston training takes place Tuesday, November 8, 2022 to Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. Breakfast is available each day from 8:00 am until 9:00 am, and lunches are provided from 12:30 pm until 1:30 pm. Participants traveling out of state typically arrive on Monday and depart on Friday.  Each conference day includes General Sessions (60 mins) and Concurrent Workshop Sessions (90 mins) for attendees.
COVID-19 Safety Precautions

Participants should evaluate their own health needs, risks and conditions, and attending any training or conference is a 100% voluntary decision, just like optional fun evening activities, which we will plan each night. Feel free to wear mask the whole time, or not at all, and anything else you need. However, there are NO Restrictions, and things are back to normal like they were before COVID.

Guest Speakers, Presenters, and Keynote Speakers.

Keynote Speaker and Special Guests w/Short Bio Below.

Honorable Arthur L. Burnett, Sr. 
Co-Founder, Global Youth Justice, Inc.
Board, Vice President


Dr. John Winterdyk
International Criminology and Juvenile Justice
Professor at Mount Royal University, Canada.

Scott Bernard Peterson
Co-Founder, Global Youth Justice, Inc.
CEO and Board President.

Carol Sabin
Office Administrator, TranSystems Corporation.
9/11 Day Flag of Honor Across America Memorials and Bookkeeper, Global Youth Justice, Inc.

Terri Belliveau
Youth Services Director at PAACA and Director, South Coast Youth Courts.
Massachusetts, USA

Jonathan Halstuch
Co-Founder and CTO, RackTop Systems
Board Chair/Co-Founder, Global Youth Justice, Inc.

Honorable Arthur L. Burnett, Sr.
Co-Founder and Board Vice Presdient 2009 to Current.

Scott Bernard Peterson
Co-Founder, Board President, and CEO.


Detailed BIO
Audio BIO by Historical Society of the District of Columbia Circuit

At almost 90, the Honorable Arthur L. Burnett, Sr. has lived an extroadinary life in public, behind the scenes, and at the highest levels of the U.S. Government. Some highlights include his appointment as America’s 1st African American Federal Magistrate Judge in 1969, Presiding Judge Twice for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, Appointments by U.S. Presidents (D) and (R), Adviser directly to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, Multiple Federal, National and Amerian Bar Association Appointments and Awards, United States Army, United States Attorney’s Office, Law Professor, and

Honorable Arthur L. Burnett, Sr. has been Executive Director of National African American Drug Policy Coalition Inc., Co-Founder and Board Vice President of Global Youth Justice, Inc. (2009-Current), Co-Chaired 1st 9/11 DAY Flag of Honor Across America Memorials on the 20th Anniversary of September 11, 2021. Judge Burnett has been Keynote Speaker for 23 of 30 Global Youth Justice Trainings and Conferences.

For anyone looking for hopeful distraction from the doldrums of Covid-19, I can recommend an encounter with the life and career of Arthur Louis Burnett, Sr., now 85 years old. He is a retired Judge of the District of Columbia Superior Court and served as the first African American to be appointed as a United States Magistrate Judge – and he is the subject of a new oral history.

Born in a farmhouse without running water in rural and segregated Virginia in March 1935, Judge Burnett’s rise to accomplishment and his attitude and demeanor combine to create an inspiring American story. He fed the chickens and pigs at home and suffered the indignities of segregation. But he showed promise at an early age. His high school agriculture teacher wanted him to go to Tuskegee Institute to become an agricultural expert. His Baptist minister, with whom he had worked as an assistant youth preacher, urged him to attend Virginia Union Theological Seminary (for “colored” persons).

“But,” as he says, “I wanted to change society and help bring equality and justice to Negroes, seven days a week, not just preach on Sundays on how to get to Heaven.” So, after stellar undergraduate work at Howard University, graduating summa cum laude, he ended up at NYU Law School under unusual circumstances. In 1954, after Brown v. Board of Education, the young Burnett was selected to be the test case to integrate the University of Virginia Law School, where he had applied for admission.

He also applied to New York University School of Law and elsewhere and was accepted at every school – except UVA. But the NAACP made a tactical decision not to proceed legally against Virginia at that time, in light of its focus at the time on the Little Rock integration battle. The Commonwealth of Virginia ultimately agreed to fully fund Burnett’s tuition and living expenses at NYU to avoid a confrontation. Burnett graduated 24th in a class of 267.

The oral history covers Judge Burnett’s subsequent experiences in the Honors Program at the Department of Justice, where he worked for an extended period as a special assistant to Attorney General Robert Kennedy. He later became the Legal Advisor (now called General Counsel) to the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department. In 1969, he was named the first black U.S. Magistrate (later, Magistrate Judge), a position he held for fourteen years during two separate appointments.

He led efforts, along with the Federal Judicial Center, to improve the quality of affidavits for arrest and search warrants. He helped broaden the role of preliminary hearings to permit defense counsel to call witnesses when the government sought to keep a defendant in custody in lieu of bail. And he led the effort to convince Congress to give Magistrate Judges the authority to try civil cases with the consent of the parties, sitting as substitute district court judges without requiring a subsequent de novo trial before a federal district judge. He became President of the National Association of United States Magistrates in 1984, and remains proud of his innovative contribution to both the criminal justice and civil litigation systems.

Judge Burnett was appointed to the D.C. Superior Court in 1987 and served as Judge and Senior Judge until 2004. He also worked with Marion Wright Edelman as “Judge in Residence” at the Children’s Defense Fund. After his “retirement,” he continued – and continues to this day – to be involved in the National African American Drug Policy Coalition and several other non-profit organizations.

As a black man growing up in the segregated South, Judge Burnett suffered all the indignities and injustices of the era, as his oral history recounts. But throughout his life, he has retained a remarkable grace and equanimity – making the best of his situation rather than raging against it, but at the same time maintaining a commitment, developed early in life, to remedy injustice.

The Honorable Arthur L. Burnett, Sr. looks forward to meeting everyone in Boston, Massachusetts this November, 2022.

CEO, Board President, and Founder
Global Youth Justice, Inc.
Scott on Twitter

Scott on Facebook
Scott on LinkedIn

Guest Speaker: Scott established one of USA’s earliest Youth Court Diversion Programs, and served as Executive Director of Youth Courts of the Capital District, Inc. in NY from 1993 to 1997. By 1997, he helped replicated it in 50+ Communities and Tribes in New York. In 1997, he was hired in the Executive Branch of the United States Government, at U.S. Department of Justice (OJJDP) to Launch the World's 1st Federal or National NGO Youth-Led Youth Court Program. By 2008 when he left, these Youth-Led and Volunteer-Driven Diversion Programs had become the most replicated Juvenile Justice Program in America, since the 1st Juvenile Court in 1899 in Cooke County, Illinois.

While at USDOJ for a10+ Years, Scott Peterson served on the Federal Internagency Committee for Education for 10 Years and Federal Mentoring Council for 8 Years. Scott managed more than $250 Million in Federal Grants and Cooperative Agreements in the National Training and Technical Assistane Division, and typically actively managed two to three times more national level projects than other staff in the office, and many of the most high profile projects. Scott led the Federal Effort to Develop Guidelines for the Dependency Court and Delinquency Court, and headed up the 100th Anniversary for the Juvenile Court and 100th Anniversary of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Scott has visited more then 150+ Local Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Court Diversion Programs in 40 States and traveled to 7 of 11 Countries to help them launch their first Diversion Program.

Scott launched the 1st Federal, 1st Private National, and 1st Global called “Global Youth Justice, Inc.” on Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Court and Peer Jury Diversion Programs. He is a graduate of the Prestigious FBI Citizens Academy, has received numerous Awards ranging from the United States Attorney’s Office to Federal Bureau of Investigation to United Nations. Scott is Founder and CEO of Global Youth Justice, Inc. (2009-Current). In 2021, Scott designed and launched the 1st Annual 9/11 DAY Flag of Honor Across America Memorials for the 20th Anniversary of the Tragic Events of September 11, 2001. It became the largest 9/11 Day Multi-Site Project in 2021, and 2022, and was also selected as 1 of only 5 Federal 9/11 Day Projects to Launch on the 20th Anniversary of September 11, 2022.

Scott Peterson and the Honorable Arthur L. Burnett, Sr. are designing a scaleable Adult Version of Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Court Diversion Programs called the Community Acceptance Program, a Front-End Diversion Program for 18 year old to Seniors. It will be Public Domain, Volunteer-Driven, and use a similar People Centered Justice Approach, that Scott used in 1997 at the United States Department of Justice, when designing the 10 year strategy to scaled local Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Court Diversion Programs, Youth Peer Court, and Peer Jury.

After graduating from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1991, Scott's first job was opening a homeless youth shelter in New York, where he also worked for three years, and was appointed to the Albany County Homeless Coalition Board, Town of Colonie Youth Bureau Board, and by New York Governor George Pataki to the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services Juvenile Advisory Board. Scott is the only federal employee to be a whistle blower to expose the Fraud that goes on, as a result of the Federal Government not releasing the Score and Rankings of Billions in Federal Grants each year, and selecting applicants scoring 10 and 20 points lower than other higher scoring applicants.

International Criminology and Juvenile Justice Professor
Mount Royal University in Alberta, Canada
Dr. John Winterdyk Bio

Guest Speaker Professor John Winterdyk:  

Professor John Winterdyk been in many roles at Mount Royal University for over three decades, including Director of the Centre for Criminology and Justice Research Projects and Department Chair. He gained his PhD from Simon Fraser University and was the first person to earn a PhD in Criminology in Canada. Dr. John Winterdyk has published over 35 textbooks, a score of peer-reviewed and other related publications that cover a broad range of themes and topics. They include criminological theory, youth at risk, corrections and criminal justice-related issues, human trafficking, and international-comparative criminology/justice-related issues.

John Winterdyk (born 1954) is a Canadian criminology professor at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta. He was the first to receive a Ph.D. in Criminology from the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia. He established the first Centre for Criminology and Justice Research at his university and was Director for three years before moving on to new initiatives.

He later served as Visiting Scholar at the prestigious Max Planck Society in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany and taught or delivered lectures, talks, and workshops in over a dozen different countries (e.g., India, China, Namibia, Poland, Norway, etc.).

He currently holds five Adjunct positions nationally and internationally. John is the most cited author in his Faculty and has received national and international awards for his various works. Relevant to this Leadership Conference, John has authored such articles as "Utilizing the Capacity of Positive Peer Pressure through the Global Youth Justice Movement: A 'Golden' opportunity for the Balkans" and co-author of "The Global Youth Justice Movement: Harnessing the Power of Positive Peer Pressure” with Scott B. Peterson. He is also the lead co-editor of one of Canada's most popular young offender textbooks (“Youth at risk and Youth Justice”), which in 2023 will launch the 7th edition of the book.

When not pursuing his academic passions, John has competed successfully on the international circuit as a triathlete for many years.
He has won many triathlon titles, including Ironman Canada in 1984. More recently, John has turned his athletic attention to competitive cycling and continues to excel in his division. He loves to share his passion for both academia and sports with his two grandchildren.
DIRECTOR, Youth Services Director
Positive Action Against Chemical Addiction, PAACA

PAACA Website

New Bedford Youth Court and Fall River Youth Court
South Coast Youth Courts

Guest Speaker: Terri is the Director of Youth Services at Positive Action Against Chemical Addiction, which runs Massachsuetts and New England most well know and well respected South Coast Youth Courts. She is also Director of the New Bedford and her excellent colleague Yajaira Romero is Director of The Fall River. Terriand is a driving force behind this excellent diversion program, and for many years she has assumed many roles and is excellent and will share insightful information for all in the training.

She is among New England’s leading experts on Youth Court, and has presented at many Global Youth Justice Trainings, and the South Coast Youth Courts she heads up is an excellent example of working with at-risk youth and high-risk youth, and this includes nights and weekends, as it should be. Terri will share helpful information on a model that she they use as an a 2nd program model, and is also organizing youth to come to on how you can establish or enhance a Youth Court Diversion Program from multiple aspects including Youth Development.

Special Presentation
Volunteer Youth

South Coast Youth Courts
South Coast Youth Courts
New Bedord and Fall River Youth Courts, MA

Positive Action Against Chemical Addiction, Inc.

Special Guest:  Yajaira Romero, Fall River Youth Court Director, MA

South Coast Youth Courts
New Bedord and Fall River Youth Courts

South Coast Youth Court is a voluntary juvenile diversion program offering juvenile respondents the opportunity to accept responsibility for their actions and to resolve criminal charges through adjudication by their peers. The South Coast Youth Court also serves to educate young people to develop understanding and respect for the justice system.

Jonathan Halstuch
Co-Founder and CTO, RackTop Systems
Board Chair, Global Youth Justice, Inc.

Featured Speaker
Jonathan Halstuch is the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of RackTop® Systems. Jonathan is a graduate of Georgia Tech and holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering as well as a master’s degree in engineering and technology management from George Washington University. He has over 15-years of experience working for the federal government as an engineer, technologist, and manager at the United States Department of Defense. He has also advised foreign governments on IT solutions. Jonathan Halstuch became the first Nonprofit Board Chariperson of Global Youth Justice, Inc. in 2015, when it was incorporated as an international nonprofit with 501c3 charity status.

Jonathan has lived and worked in Germany as well, which gives him a deeper understanding for global technology implementations, operations, and support. Jonathan enjoys giving back to the community and is an adviser to non-profits and community organizations including Global Youth Justice. Jonathan hopes to help all organizations and their customers by providing them efficient and effective IT solutions that meet the organization’s operational need and serve that purpose better than any other solution available.

In 2015, when Global Youth Justice, Inc. was transitioned from an LLC after 6 years, to a nonprofit, the founding board was created and Jonathan was appointed the Board Chairperson, a role he has held for six years. In High School in upstate New York, Jonathan was a Youth Volunteer in Youth Courts of the Capital District, Inc., where he volunteered as a youth defender, judge, prosecutor, and other roles to help his peers get a 2nd and 3rd chance for minor crimes and misdemeanors, back when there were only a few dozen of these youth-led diversion programs. It was also the 1st Youth Court, which Global Youth Justice, Inc. CEO Scott Peterson established in 1993.

Featured Speaker:
Carol Sabin, Coordinator for Global Youth Justice's Annual 9/11 DAY Flag of Honor Across America Memorials.
Global Youth Justice Inc.
Office Administrator, TranSystems Corporation, Inc.

Carol has worked for 40 Years at an Engineering, Architectural and Construction Solutions Corporation called TranSystems, Inc., and currently is the Office Administrator for their Boston Headquarters. She has been involved with many nonprofits such as Boston Pride to Motorcycles Clubs.

Since 2015, Carol Sabin has been involved from the beginning in the transition of Global Youth Justice, Inc. to a nonprofit, and then it's transition to a 501c3 International Nonprofit. For 7 years, Carol has helped in multiple volunteer and PT capacities from bookkeeping and office management to planning and even serving as the 1st 9/11 Day PT Coordinator in 2020/2021 to implement Global Youth Justice's 1st Annual 9/11 Day Flag of Honor Across America Memorials.

Selected by the U.S. Federal Government in June, 2020 (2 months after the country went on lockdown because of the Global Pandemic) it was selected to be one of only five new 9/11 Day Projects to launch on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Day on September 11, 2021, the only national 9/11 day project, and the 1st 9/11 Day Memorial. During a Global Pandemic, Carol was one of only two Global Youth Justice staff to work on the design, launch, and implementation. That Inaugural Year of the 1st Annual 9/11 DAY Flag of Honor Across America Memorials, during the Global Pandemic, resulted in it becoming the largest national multi-site 9/11 Day project in America.

Charissa Puryear, Director
NC Cooperative Extension
County Extension Director

Granville County Center
North Carolina, USA
NC Cooperative Extension ​​​

Kristian Price and Marina Asburay
Curry County Teen Court Diversion Program
Curry County Youth Services, New Mexico, USA

Curry County Youth Services TEEN COURT Diversion Program, NM
Curry County Youth Service Facebook, NM

Jada Maxwell, Program Coordinator
Angelica McDonald, President
Hoke County Teen Court

Project Reverso

Michelle Hale, Program Manager
Mercer County Teen Court
ChildLaw Services, Inc.

West Virginia, USA
TEEN COURT Diversion Program by ChildLaw Services, Inc.

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Fair Registration Process and Booking Hotel Rooms
Registration is fairly approved, based on a first registered and paid, first approved process. Participants book resort rooms after they are registered, paid, and have been provided with the code to book rooms at reduced rates. As soon as all registration slots are filled, we will close registration on our website.

If you need to cancel your $225 registration fee, we will reimburse you 100% --- $225, as we are not at a HJotel and there is no contract requiring us to pay for food.  Please do call ASAP if you are not able to come.
To register for this conference, please click the link on the top right of this page that says register now. You will be asked to fill out some information such as your name, number, email, and organization. You will also be asked to pay the $225 registration fee. Adults 18+ involved with operational Teen/Peer/Student/Youth Court, Youth Peer Court, and Peer Jury Diversion programs are eligible to register.  If you have a special circumstance, and need approval contact Global Youth Justice, Inc. CEO Scott Peterson at [email protected]  If you mistakenly register and you make payment, but do not fit the above criteria your registration fee will be refunded, but GYJ will not be responsible for any other costs other than registration.

W-9 Tax Exempt and EIN Form:
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Global Youth Justice
2022 Leadership Conference
November 8-10, 2022


2nd Floor in 9 Floor Complex
BOSTON, MA 02111

50 Members 
The NonProfit Center in Boston, MA
Both by TSNE

Global Youth Justice, Inc. Headquarters
Located at The NonProfit Center 

REGISTRATION LINK is on TOP of this Page
On the Right and is a Black Box.

Scott B Peterson
Chief Executive Officer
Global Youth Justice, Inc.
The NonProfit Center
89 South Street, Suite #203
Boston, Massachusetts, 02111
(202) 468-3790 (USA, EST)
[email protected]
Global Youth Justice 2022 Leadership Conference is Subsidized by Global Youth Justice, Inc.  

Hotel Rooms are $145+ Tax at Hotel we got -- Only 75 Rooms at that Rate -- and single and double beds, so fairly 1st Registered 1st to Book Rooms.

3 DAY CONFERENCE REGISTRATION:  ONLY $225 and AND includes Boston Themed Breakfasts (3) Lunches (3) and (3) Dunkin Donuts HOT COFFEE Brewing ALL DAY and Donuts and Munchkins ALL DAY.

HOTEL:  Participants can use a search engine and find a Hotel Room that meets their Budget and Needs (Boston Hotels Typically $300+ Tax Nightly) OR Approved Participants get ROOM RATES only $145+ Tax and Good for 7 NIGHTS in BOSTON, MA -- TAKE EXTRA Vacation Days and Come Early and/or Stay Late. The La Quinta of Boston and Somerville only gave us 100 Rooms so fairly 1st Registered 1st Provided with Code to Book Rooms.

Conference Location:
The NonProfit Center's State-of-the-Art Jonathan Spack Conference Center by TSNE MissionWorks is on the 2nd Floor of a 9 Floor Complex in Boston, also Headquarters for Global Youth Justice, Inc. It is 2 blocks from the Waterfront area and 100+ other things.

Registraton Fee $225:
Global Youth Justice subsidizes this Conference, and our Trainings and Events, as we like to feed people, save our participants money, and keep us together, as a family that eats together, stays together.  So 100% of $225 registration fee is spent back on the Conference.  FOOD includes 3 Big Breakfast spreads (yes, Dunkin Donuts Coffee and Boston Creme Donuts -- among many other things), 3 Lunches from places like Boston's Regina's Brick Oven Pizzeria to AL's Famous HUGE Subs w/House Baked Italian Rolls and Daily Roasted Turkey/Ham/Roast Beef as a Sub, Wrap, or on Salad (you get a menu, order whatever you want and it is paid out of registration fee money to Daily Table making us Individual BIG Salads Fresh every day to Boston and Somerville's Lindells Bakery Famous Frosting made the Old School Way on HUGE Cakes we Order and MUCH More Food, and NO Need for a Snack Break to wait for Coffee/Soda/Purified Water or Treats/Fruit, as it's just like Home, that is available all day in Refrigerators and Coffee Pots in the Conference Center Room that are Brewing Fresh ALL Day Long.


Find a Hotel that meets your Budget, and Needs, by using a Search Engine, that most people do who come to Conferences all over Boston, to avoid the $400+ tax nightly rates, at most Boston Hotels for just a small room.

The La Quinta by Wyndam of Somerville and Boston at Assembly Square MBTA (only 5 minutes from the Conference using the MBTA Subway Stop) is a supporter of Global Youth Justice so for a 4th time in 18 months, they gave us a Rate of ONLY $145+ 11% Tax w/Single and Double Rooms.  Once you register and pay using this event platform, you get an automatic paid receipt via email, and the code and phone number to call the hotel, and get that rate for up to 7 nights they gave us, for anyone wanting to come early and/or stay late, as many people do this, given the $149 + tax nightly rate and where that hotel is located.



The La Quinta of Somerville and Boston.
La Quinta of Somerville and Boston

The La Quinta is also located one street 250 Feet behind the Assembly Row Entertainment Area (Voted Top Entertainment Area of Greater Boston) where we will meet at Lucky Strike 1 Night and Eat in that Area.  ​Assembly Row

The CONFERENCE CENTER at The NonProfit Center by Third Sector New England MissionWorks
89 South Street
2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02111

Global Youth Justice, Inc. Headquarters are also at The NonProfit Center, a 9 Floor Complex with 50 Nonprofits.


The Conference Center is 1-Block from South Station (Boston's Major Transportation Hub). It is just blocks from: Fanueil Hall; Boston Harbor; Wharf; Piers; Boston Tea Party Ships; Nightlife, and More.

Detailed Information on The La Quinta and The Conference Center with Websites is on the LEFT SIDE.
Agenda Overview
November 7, 2022.

Early Registration 12:00pm to 7:00pm

Optional Evening Activities (2)
6:00pm to 10:00pm

November 8, 2022

8:00am to 9:15am
General Session 9:15am to 10:30am
(2) Concurrent Workshop Sessions 10:45am to 12:15pm
12:15 pm to 1:15 pm
(2) Concurrent Workshop Sessions
1:30 pm to 3:15 pm,
General Session 3:30pm to 5:00pm
1, 2, and 3 TIME
5:00pm to 5:30pm
Social Media, Respourceof the Day, Take Action Time, and Get Involved.

Optional Evening Activities (2)
5:30pm to 11:00pm

November 9, 2022

8:00am to 9:15am
General Session 9:15am to 10:30am
(2) Concurrent Workshop Sessions 10:45am to 12:15pm
12:15 pm to 1:15 pm
(2) Concurrent Workshop Sessions
1:30 pm to 3:15 pm,
General Session 3:30pm to 5:00pm
1, 2, and 3 TIME
5:00pm to 5:30pm
Social Media, Respourceof the Day, Take Action Time, and Get Involved.

Optional Evening Activities (2)
5:30pm to 11:00pm

November 10, 2022

8:00am to 9:15am
General Session 9:15am to 10:30am
(2) Concurrent Workshop Sessions 10:45am to 12:15pm
12:15 pm to 1:15 pm
(2) Concurrent Workshop Sessions
1:30 pm to 3:15 pm,
General Session 3:30pm to 5:00pm
1, 2, and 3 TIME
5:00pm to 5:30pm
Social Media, Respourceof the Day, Take Action Time, and Get Involved.

Optional Evening Activities (2)
5:30pm to 11:00pm

Call Global Youth Justice at (202) 468-3790 and/or e-mail [email protected]
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