ERIC Number: ED465658
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Youth Court: A National Movement. Technical Assistance Bulletin.
Nessel, Paula A.
Youth courts spread rapidly around the country in the 1990s, sharing important goals with law-related education (LRE), including a strong potential to improve the citizenship skills of young people. Youth court is a general term describing courts that involve young people in the sentencing of their peers. This technical bulletin provides an overview of youth courts, explains their connection and positive contribution to LRE, profiles the support of the legal profession, and provides resources for the creation and enhancement of youth courts. The bulletin also gives steps for implementing a youth court and profiles one peer court in Salt Lake City (Utah). (BT)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Law Related Education, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Youth Problems
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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.
Identifiers - Location: Utah