Brownsville Youth Court and the Teens Who Run it

Mock trial
A mock trial at the Brownsville Youth Court (School Stories/Will Huntsberry)

Youth courts, a place where teens are judge and jury of other teens, have long been part of New York City’s court ecosystem. Some studies have shown that the courts, and their associated programs, can reduce crime. Will Huntsberry explores the courts’ effects on the teens who run it.

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