"Peer pressure" is normally thought of negatively. But some courts are exploiting it. Using teens to prosecute teens. Or as juries or even judges. Our Urban Institute series continues, with a look at cities using teen courts to combat youth crime.


  • Jeff Butts Senior Research Associate, Urban Institute
  • Angie Battaglia Supervisor, Community Services Division of the Maricopa County Juvenile Court
  • Jose Rodriguez Judge in the Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida in Orlando, FL
  • Joshua Lopez Teen juror, Time Dollar Youth Court in Washington, DC
  • Leroy Davis Court officer, Red Hook Justice Center in Brooklyn, NY

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