ERIC Number: ED439799
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
A Juvenile Justice System in Crisis: A Case Study in Child Advocacy.
Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, Little Rock.
This report provides an account of the actions taken by Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families in the wake of the fatal school shooting in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to shape public policy affecting young children who commit serious violent crimes. Following some background information, the report's contents are: (1) "Responding to a Tragedy," which discusses building a plan of action and impacting policy through advocacy; (2) "Expressing the Public Will," which addresses influencing legislators, considering the options, and seeking humane and effective rehabilitation; (3) "Realizing Our Efforts," summarizing laws enacted during the 1999 Arkansas legislative session as a result of the organization's efforts to inform public policy; and (4) "Sharing Our Lessons." The report's concluding section offers a chronology of relevant events. (EV)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Strategies, Child Advocacy, Child Safety, Child Welfare, Delinquency, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Juvenile Justice, Law Enforcement, Public Policy, School Safety, State Action, State Government, State Legislation, Violence, Youth Problems
Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, 103 East 7th Street, Suite 931, Little Rock, AR 72201. Tel: 501-371-9678; Web site: http://www.aradvocates.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, Little Rock.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas