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  NCJ Number: NCJ 182182     Find in a Library
  Title: National Youth Court Center
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Author(s): Mistene Vickers
  Corporate Author: National Youth Court Ctr
United States of America
  Date Published: 05/2000
  Page Count: 2
  Annotation: This Fact Sheet describes the National Youth Court Center.
  Abstract: Youth court programs have become an integral component of the juvenile justice system, with more than 650 programs in communities throughout America and hundreds more under consideration. Although jurisdictions may call their programs different names--youth court, teen court or peer court--the philosophy guiding the programs is the same: hold juvenile offenders accountable for their actions, educate youth about the judicial and legal systems and empower youth to be active in their communities. To create a central point of contact for youth court programs, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) established the National Youth Court Center in 1999 at the American Probation and Parole Association in Lexington, KY. The Center provides training, technical assistance and resource materials to developing and existing youth courts. It maintains a searchable database and a website which contains a current list of youth court programs, downloadable resource information, training announcements and links to other helpful sites.
  Main Term(s): Juveniles
  Index Term(s): Science and Technology ; Juvenile courts ; Juvenile justice system ; Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) ; Courts ; Juvenile correctional programs ; Juvenile educational services ; Juvenile correctional reform ; Teen Courts
  Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
  Publication Number: FS-200007
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Program/Project Description
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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