IYC Peer Diversion Court

  1. Program Provider
  2. Full Description
Independence Youth Court

Program Summary:
The high rates of juveniles involved in criminal activities in Jackson County create an increased risk factor associated with violent behaviors and alcohol and drug use for teens. The Independence Youth Court (IYC) exists to hold juvenile offenders accountable for delinquent behaviors; to provide positive peer-led restorative justice, which promotes leadership and positive youth behavior; to increase juvenile offenders knowledge and enhance refusal skills to avoid criminal behavior, including drug use and violent activities; and to reduce repeated criminal behavior and involvement in the juvenile criminal justice system. 

Program Addresses: 
Independence Fire Department Station 1 • 950 N Spring St. • Independence, MO 64050

Independence Municipal Court • 111 E Maple Ave. • Independence, MO 64050

Independence Police Department • 223 N Memorial Dr. • Independence, MO 64050

Lee's Summit First Church • 425 SW Oldham Pkwy. • Lee's Summit, MO 64081

816-325-7750 • ci.independence.mo.us/municourt/youthcourt


    These are the agencies that have a COMBAT-funded program with a  diversion emphasis or component. Some of these programs might also be considered an alternative to the standard justice system.

    City of Blue Springs
    » Community Outreach Prevention Strategies

    Independence Youth Court
    » IYC Peer Diversion Court