Success Stories & Statistics

Youth Court Statistics

  • Over 16 years of service have been devoted to youth in the DC area
  • Diverted over 6,595 youth away from the juvenile justice system
  • Youth Court has a 9% recidivism rate versus 20% for the overall juvenile justice system
  • Recent survey indicated that 70% of youth court participants finish high school, go on the some type of higher education
  • Approximately $540 is spent per youth
  • Low administrative cost – 92% of funds goes to direct funds
  • Youth Court has a 5 year relationship with Kids Count of UK

Sample student essays (click to download)

“How Do My Actions Effect Others” – September 2012

“How I Can Make Better Decisions” – September 2012

“Success” Journal Entry – October 2012