Global Youth Justice, Inc.

Global Youth Justice, Inc. Nonprofit 501c3 in the United States of America.
Jonathan Halstuch, Board Chairperson

Jonathan A. Halstuch
Global Youth Justice, Inc.

Scott Peterson, CEO and Board President

Scott Bernard Peterson
Global Youth Justice, Inc.

An American Social Inventor,
Scott is Founder and CEO of Global Youth Justice, Inc., a Nonprofit 501(c)(3) with a Public Domain Non-Membership Approach.

Championing 2,100+ Local Youth-Led and Volunteer-Driven Youth Justice and Juvenile Justice Diversion Programs called Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Court and Peer Jury.

Contrary to our Global Youth Justice, Inc. name, our approach for scaling Justice Diversion Programs, is Localism, not Globalism. And, for 30 years, these unique peer to peer diversion programs, have not stopped scaling locally, and state and local public and elected officials are responsible for this.

Despite one US Federal 10 year effort on these peer diversion programs at USDOJ, which Scott designed and managed, which never included directly funding them, these diversion programs have never required any community to need permission, or pay $1 to operate them. And, all operational manuals, forms, free logos, and more, have remained that way in America, and now Globally.

More than 2,000+ of these local diversion programs are in 48 USA States, and 35+ Tribes, and 11 other Countries, such as the Netherlands and Germany, have adopted this uniquely American Inclusive Democracy and Justice Program, somewhat mirroring the 6th Amendment of the US Constitution.

Thiry (30) years ago on December 13, 1993, at age 23, Scott was founder and Executive Director of Youth Courts of the Capital District, Inc., a nonprofit in New York, that was followed by founding the 1st USA Federal, 1st National Nonprofit, and eventually Global Youth Justice, Inc.

After the Global COVID Pandemic, when about 10 percent, or 200 of these local diversion programs temporarily closed, and all but 21 re-opended, with most operated in Justice, School, Community and Tribal Settings, and administered by 15 or so types of public and private agencies, it became very clear for the first time, they are part of the fabric of society now in America.

Honorable Arthur L. Burnett, Sr., Vice President

Hon. Arthur L. Burnett, Sr.
Global Youth Justice, Inc.

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Federal Bar Bio: Hon. Arthur L. Burnett, Sr., Presidential Appointment, America’s 1st African American Federal Magistrate Judge

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Historical Society Bio, DC Circuit Court, 2 Presidential Appointments, Chief and Presiding Judge, Superior Court Judge, Twice


Four (4) U.S. Presidential Appointments to Judicial Roles (2 Republican/2 Democrat);

— USA’s 1st African American Federal Magistrate Judge in 1969;

— Senior Judge (Twice) Superior Court, District of Columbia;

— 1950’s School Desegregation and 1960’s Criminal Justice Reform;

— Executive Director, National African American Drug Policy Coalition, Inc.;

— United States Army and Army Commendation Medal;

— Special Prosecutor, United States Attorney’s Office, USDOJ;

— Assistant United States Attorney, United States Department of Justice;
— Law Professor, Howard University and Columbus School of Law;

— American Bar Association (Multiple Senior Volunteer Roles, and Several ABA’s Awards;
2009 to 2023 (Current)
Global Youth Justice, Inc.

Co–Lead Role in Transition of U.S. Department of Justice’s Federal Youth Court Diversion Project to a Public Domain Social Venture Global Youth Justice, LLC. (2009 to 2014); Transition of to Global Youth Justice, Inc. non-profit (2015-2018); and Transition Global Youth Justice, Inc. to a 501(c)(3) Federal Nonprofit Charity.

Amanda Quinn, Board Treasurer

Carletta C. McKinney
Global Youth Justice, Inc.
FBI Citizens Academy