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ERIC Number: ED364489
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Law-Related Education Programs in Juvenile Justice Settings.
American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship.
This documents consists of a list by state of programs sponsored by the American Bar Association to teach law related education in correctional institutions and other juvenile justice settings. The directory lists 14 programs in institutional schools and diversion programs in 17 states. Under the diversion programs, first time or misdemeanor offenders participate in law related education programs on decision making skills, basic legal responsibilities, criminal and family law, early gang involvement, educational motivation, cultural pride, parenting skills, and substance abuse, among others. The directory lists coordinators, addresses, and phone numbers for teen courts in 16 states. In several of the states, more than one location is identified. Combination programs are identified and described in four states, California, Kentucky, Oregon, and Wisconsin. In addition, community based programs in Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, and Virginia are described. Other activities include a group in Pennsylvania that has developed a Pennsylvania-specific juvenile justice manual and teachers' guide that is used in juvenile justice facilities throughout the state. A Seattle, Washington group is listed that has developed a law related education curriculum and manual for juvenile justice facilities in that state. (DK)
American Bar Association, Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship, 541 N. Fairbanks Court, Chicago, IL 60611-3314.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship.