ERIC Number: ED381627
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
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Three Year Advancement of Justice Plan.
American Bar Association, Washington, DC.
This publication presents the five building blocks of the American Bar Association's (ABA's) Special Committee on Law and Literacy's Three Year Advancement of Justice Plan. The first building block is the statement of shared values and beliefs that outlines why literacy is important to the association, profession, justice systems, and country. Next is the vision statement: a brief recital of the ABA's literacy vision for the nation. The mission statement that follows sets out what the Special Committee is attempting to achieve. A listing of the multiple, diverse constituencies served by this ABA endeavor follows. The plan then presents seven long-range goals and sets forth objectives under each goal. The goals are as follows: (1) increase adult basic education in all correctional settings; (2) support and promote literacy programs that deter crime; (3) encourage state and local bar associations to enter into law and literacy partnerships with the ABA; (4) develop regular communication with state and local bars; (5) work with the private sector to broker, establish, and promote public-private literacy initiatives; (6) use advocacy skills to make universal literacy a high public policy priority; and (7) "reinvent" the Special Committee as a Standing Committee. The concluding section presents Year One (1995-96), Year Two (1995-96), and Year Three (1996-97) Action Plans with yearly resource requirement estimates. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Developed at the Special Committee on Law and Literacy Meeting (Anacortes, WA, September 30-October 2, 1994).