ERIC Number: ED402233
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Youth Summits: Youth and Adults as Partners in Violence Prevention. Technical Assistance Bulletin, No. 14.
Perry, George S., Jr.
Taking the position that Youth for Justice Youth Summits were highly successful in their inaugural year of 1995, this report explains the purpose and goals of the summits. The report also summarizes the activities undertaken in the 47 states (plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) where the summits were held on a state-by-state basis. The summits identified issues and concerns about violence in schools and communities, began work on youth-driven projects to address violence, and facilitated the sharing of information about existing youth violence-prevention activities. Many summits also addressed related issues, including conflict resolution and/or peer mediation, tolerance, racism, domestic violence, media violence, and dropout prevention. Students, teachers, and school administrators participated in the events, and often they were joined by members of the United States House and Senate, state senators and representatives, city mayors, city council members, state attorneys general, members of state and local bar associations, judges, lawyers, and law enforcement officials. In this manner, the summits engaged students in interactive learning about violence and legal issues through discussion with community members and their peers. The summits encouraged students to be active participants in solutions to problems in their schools and communities. (LH)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Conflict Resolution, Crime, Criminal Law, Delinquency Prevention, Democratic Values, Experiential Learning, Law Related Education, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Victims of Crime, Violence, Youth Problems, Youth Programs
American Bar Association, Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship, 541 North Fairbanks Court, Chicago, IL 60611-3314 ($1.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship.