A group of volunteers is finding it harder and harder to help young people who have gotten involved in criminal activity.The Alternative Youth Justice Committee meets with young people who have committed a crime and comes up with a plan for restitution, rather than going through the courts. Over the past year the committee has gone from seeing 1 to 2 cases a month to about 6 a month. The committee is also seeing heavier, more complicated cases which take a lot more time and require some creative solutions. Spokesperson Bert Penner says the work is both rewarding and discouraging. He says there are some cases that don't work out while other youth do a significant turnaround because of the committee.