ERIC Number: ED472981
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Giving Back: A Community Service-Learning Manual for Youth Courts.
Youth courts are among the fastest-growing crime intervention in the nation. Youth courts divert minor offenders from overloaded juvenile courts and hold them responsible for their actions. They educate young people about the impact their actions have on others, teach about the legal system, and provide opportunities and a forum to develop and practice life and leadership skills. Community service is the most popular disposition prescribed by youth courts. Many schools link community service to classroom work to teach mathematics, science, language arts, and social studies. Making a connection between classroom-based study and service to the community is often called service-learning. This manual on service-learning contains five sections. The first section is the Introduction which covers the following topics: Why Community Service Learning?; What Is Service Learning?; Service Learning and Balanced and Restorative Justice; How to Use This Manual; and Evaluation and Reflection. The second section,"Supervisor Guides and Handouts," includes the following subsections: Introduction; Step One: What's a Community? (Supervisor Guide; Handout One: What's a Community?); Step Two: What's the Problem? (Supervisor Guide; Handout Two: What's the Problem?); and Step Three: Community Service-Learning Options (Choosing a Community Service-Learning Option; Step Three-A: Volunteering; Supervisor Guide: Volunteering; Handout Three-A: Volunteering; Step Three-B: Building Your Own; Supervisor Guide: Building Your Own, Handout Three-B: Build Your Own; Step Three-C: Done in a Day Projects; Supervisor Guide: Done in a Day; Twenty-Six Done in a Day Projects). The last three sections include: "Community Partnerships"; "12-Month Public Awareness and Service Campaign"; and "Resources." (BT)
Descriptors: Citizenship Responsibility, Justice, Juvenile Courts, Language Arts, Law Related Education, Mathematics, Partnerships in Education, School Activities, Sciences, Service Learning, Social Studies, Student Participation, Youth Problems
Constitutional Rights Foundation, 407 South Dearborn, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60605-1119. Tel: 312-663-9057; Fax: 312-663-4321; Web site: http://www.crfc.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.; American Probation and Parole Association, Lexington, KY. National Youth Court Center.
Authoring Institution: Constitutional Rights Foundation, Chicago, IL.; Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.