ERIC Number: ED465148
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb-19
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Youth Court: Advocating for All Children.
Skaruppa, Cindy L.; LeBlanc, Patrice; Lacey, Candace H.
This paper describes the evaluative research of the Palm Beach County, Florida School Districts Youth Court Trial Program. Youth or teen courts have been implemented as an alternative measure to juvenile courts for handling adolescents who committed delinquent acts, usually for the first time. The purpose of the applied research was to identify strengths and weaknesses of the program while determining if stated program goals were met. Based upon the findings of the study, it appears that the Youth Court Program is working. It is noted that the educational role of youth courts is to inform and educate young people about the law in our democracy and their role as active citizens. Paralleling the goals of schools, youth courts strive to provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be positive and active contributors to our society. (Contains 26 references and 3 tables.) (GCP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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