ERIC Number: ED454129
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Youth for Justice. Juvenile Justice Bulletin.
Nessel, Paula A.
Youth for Justice uses the power of active learning to teach youth practical information about the law while addressing the risks associated with being young in the United States today. This unique initiative is a law-related education (LRE) program supported by the United States Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Through a dynamic process, LRE helps young people learn about the legal system and understand concepts such as justice, freedom, responsibility, equality, and authority. LRE programs in school, community, and juvenile detention settings engage kindergarten through grade 12 youth as partners in the learning process and equip them to face the daily challenges presented by drugs, peer pressure, crime, and violence. This bulletin describes both the programs that are funded under Youth for Justice and some other LRE programs and publications that can serve as resources to enhance the funded programs. (BT)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Citizenship Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Juvenile Justice, Law Related Education, Program Descriptions, Social Studies, Youth Problems
Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse, Publication Reprint/Feedback, PO Box 6000, Rockville, MD 20849-6000. Tel: 800-638-8736 (Toll Free); Fax: 301-519-5600; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://virlib.ncjrs.org/JuvenileJustice.asp.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.