The past two decades have seen the rise of a new alternative in juvenile justice. To join, dues of $50 per year must be paid by the local program. This process involves the community through community service opportunities and volunteer programs that promote better communication between youth, parents, law enforcement and our stakeholders. Youth courts in california have been growing at a phenomenal rate over the last 15 years. The follow-up survey reported that teens were significantly less likely to get into a vehicle with a driver under the influence.
A web designer was hired to develop some of the statewide dui prevention curriculum components into web-based information to supplement the curriculum. Youth court is under the supervision of a judge, and youth defendants and volunteers play a variety of roles in the judicial process, such as district attorney or public defender.