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The Institute for Youth Justice provides leadership training, education, and an opportunity to connect with other youth who are interested in making a positive difference in their communities. Spartanburg County 11th & 12th graders are introduced to the criminal justice system to help them gain a deeper understanding of the inner-workings of the system, eliminate misconceptions, build long-lasting partnerships between youth and criminal justice officials, and empower Spartanburg County youth to become positive contributors and leaders in our community. Throughout this leadership training, participants meet once a month for four months to increase their knowledge of the criminal justice system and gain a better understanding of the role they can play in partnering together with criminal justice officials, as well as the consequences of poor decision-making.

If you are a student who has participated in the Institute for Youth Justice, and want to become a Student Ambassador, please let us know! You'll get the opportunity to work with new students and encourage them!

Your donation to The Institute for Youth Justice will go toward funding students education on the Criminal Justice System, and encouraging relationships. 

We are dedicated to educating the youth in Spartanburg County about the Criminal Justice System, and helping them to form relationships with officials in all capacities.