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Salt Lake Peer Court works to combat the disproportionate involvement of low-income and minority students in America’s school-to-prison pipeline by providing all youth who commit minor offenses an alternative to the juvenile justice system.

As youth and adults working together, caring and showing respect for one another, we will improve our neighborhoods, cities, and juvenile justice system. Through youth-led education and coordination with local community agencies, we will assist our peers and their families to strengthen their ties to school and community while building positive new skills. Our strategy aims to break the cycle of poverty by giving all youth a chance to avoid a lifetime in the revolving door of America’s justice system.