ERIC Number: ED450007
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Youth Summits: Engaging Young People in Violence Prevention. Technical Assistance Bulletin.
Leiterman, Hannah, Ed.
This Technical Assistance Bulletin addresses the youth summit component of the Youth for Justice program. The Youth for Justice program of the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is a national law-related education (LRE) initiative designed to give young people a better understanding of the law and equip them with strategies for active involvement in solving national problems, particularly violence by and against youth. Youth summits bring together students from diverse backgrounds and ask them to work together. By involving young people in solving the problem of youth violence rather than imposing "treatment" on them, youth summits have a real impact on young people's behavior by showing them how they can be part of the solution. The bulletin's articles discuss youth summits and OJJDP; the involvement of lawyers in LRE; examples of young people confronting problems through youth summits; exemplary youth summits in Delaware, Minnesota, Oregon, and Illinois; and Canadian youth summits. Lists 13 youth summit resources. (BT)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Law Related Education, Learning Activities, Prevention, Secondary Education, Social Problems, Social Studies, Violence, Youth Programs
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General
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.