ERIC Number: ED439070
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Making a Difference. Youth for Justice.
American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Public Education Div.
This booklet discusses law-related education and its role in helping young people become better citizens. The booklet describes the "Youth for Justice" program, 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 today. Youth for Justice involves young people in law-related education (LRE) programs that address national problems, particularly violence by and against youth. The goals for Youth for Justice's five cooperating national LRE organizations are to: (1) develop curriculum and instructional materials; (2) support a national network of state and local leaders representing every state; (3) provide professional staff development for educators, lawyers, and juvenile justice professionals; (4) conduct programs for students; and (5) prepare community volunteers as co-instructors and co-leaders in classrooms and community activities for youth. Following an overview of Youth for Justice, the booklet contains informational sections on the five LRE organizations: American Bar Association, Division for Public Education; Center for Civic Education (CCE); Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF); Phi Alpha Delta, Public Service Center (PAD PSC); and Street Law, Inc. The material provided also includes a Youth for Justice State Contact List. (BT)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Citizen Participation, Elementary Secondary Education, Law Related Education, Program Descriptions, Social Studies, Youth Programs
American Bar Association, 541 North Fairbanks Court, Chicago, IL 60611-3314 (Product No. 4970072, $1). Tel: 800-285-2221 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.abanet.org/publiced.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Public Education Div.