ERIC Number: ED392679
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Youth for Justice: 1995 Youth Summit Compendium.
Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.
This paper describes the activities of the Youth for Justice programs nationwide. Youth for Justice is a unique national initiative that uses the power of active learning about the law to build upon the vitality of young people and to address the risks of being young in American society today. Youth for Justice involves young people in law-related education programs that address national problems, particularly violence by and against youth. Youth for Justice's five cooperating national organizations--American Bar Association Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship, Center for Civic Education, Constitutional Rights Foundation, National Institute for Citizen Education in the Law, and Phi Alpha Delta Public Service Center--support a national network of state and local leaders representing every state. Youth for Justice builds partnerships among legal, educational, governmental, and community groups to initiate and strengthen law-related education programs. Law-related education is an important part of schools throughout the United States. The report includes state-by-state summaries by law-related education initiatives, along with tables and graphs to present relevant data. (EH)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Civics, Civil Rights, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Elementary Secondary Education, Government (Administrative Body), Government Role, Governmental Structure, Justice, Juvenile Justice, Law Related Education, Political Science, Social Problems
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.