ERIC Number: ED296945
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
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Law-Related Education: Making a Difference.
Speirs, Verne L.
Law-related education (LRE) seeks to improve the citizenship skills and attitudes of young people by providing them with an understanding of law, the legal process, and the legal and political systems. This brochure describes five national law-related education projects supported by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in the U.S. Department of Justice. The American Bar Association's Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship (ABA/YEFC) helps to develop high quality programs about the law and legal process in elementary and secondary schools throughout the United States. Law in a Free Society (LFS) is a project of the Center for Civic Education (CCE), a nonprofit corporation affiliated with the state bar of California. The Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF) has developed programs designed to make children competent, participating citizens. The National Institute for Citizen Education in the Law (NICEL) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering widespread understanding of the law and the legal system. Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International, the world's largest legal fraternity, works closely with national, state, and local LRE programs by generating grassroots support among local bar associations, school districts, juvenile justice agencies, and other community organizations. A list of state contact LRE leaders is provided. (SM)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
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Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
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