Peer Juries & Beyond - Do They Work?

Everyone's freaking out about youth violence and behavior problems in schools, but Dyett High School and the Grand Boulevard Federation have had success with peer juries and other forms of student-based support groups, according to this Community Media Workship Newstip from Curtis Black (Grassroots Success at Dyett High).

Has your school tried peer juries as a way to improve the school climate and reduce suspensions and explusions? Has it worked? The idea sounds sort of cumbersome and touchy-feely, but detention halls and suspensions all the time aren't much fun (or very effective) either.

Let us know what your experience has been -- pro or con. Or join the discussions on other posts about poverty

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