Youth Court of the District of Columbia, created by Prof. Edgar Cahn and Judge Arthur Burnett, Sr., is featured in a new Opinionator column in The New York Times. The article explains how Youth Court is a successful alternative to the juvenile justice system for first-time non-violent offenders between the ages of 12 to 17. Read the full article in The New York Times, "For Teen Offenders, Hope in a Jury of Their Peers."
Professor Edgar Cahn is a Distinguished Professor of Law and founder of TimeBanks. He teaches Law and Justice, System Change and directs the Community Service Program. With his late wife, Jean Camper Cahn, he helped create the federal Legal Services Corporation and the Antioch School of Law. Click here to read his full biography or here to read more about the Youth Court of the District of Columbia.