ERIC Number: ED231070
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Youth Faces the Law: A Juvenile Rights Handbook. Fourth Edition.
Cover, Marilyn, Ed.; Nightingale, Meg, Ed.
The information in this handbook is intended to help youths learn about their rights and responsibilities in the legal system. The reasoning behind the guide is that the more youths know about the law the better are their chances of avoiding unnecessary problems and the easier it will be to make the law work for them. The handbook is divided into three sections: (1) how the law deals with young people before they reach 18, the age of majority; (2) what happens when youths get in trouble with the law; and (3) the rights of a student in school. Readers are cautioned that many of the laws covered in the book are applicable in Oregon only. Advice as well as information is offered, lightened by amusing illustrations. (MLF)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Contracts, Court Litigation, Illustrations, Juvenile Courts, Legal Responsibility, Self Supporting Students, Student Rights, Youth, Youth Problems
Publications, Metropolitan Youth Commission, 1120 S.W. 5th Avenue, Room 402, Portland, OR 97204 ($1.75 plus $.63 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Metropolitan Youth Commission of Portland, OR.