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Title: Giving Back: A Community Service Learning Manual for Youth Courts
Author(s): Charles Degelman
Corporate Author: Constitutional Rights Foundation
United States of America

Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago
United States of America
Project Director: Marshall Croddy
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 92
Sponsoring Agency: Constitutional Rights Foundation
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago
Chicago, IL 60605
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: Constitutional Rights Foundation
601 South Kingsley Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
United States of America

Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago
407 South Dearborn Street
Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60605
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual presents a series of community service projects designed to enable educators and youth offender court supervisors to apply school-based service learning methods to community-service dispositions for youth court respondents.
Abstract: Providing educators and youth offender court supervisors with the necessary projects and tools to help them apply school-based service learning methods to community-service dispositions for youth offenders is the goal of this manual from the National Youth Court Center. Arguing that community service is the most popular disposition prescribed by youth courts, the author stresses community service learning as an education method that encourages students to learn and develop through active, organized participation. Designed for youth court coordinators, volunteers, teachers, school administrators, social-services professionals, or members of partnering community organizations, this manual presents step-by-step guidelines and projects to organize community service sessions for youth offenders. Discussion ideas, handouts, community service learning options, and project guidelines are materials that comprise each session. Focusing on a variety of topics including what is meant by a community, the problem of crime, volunteering, senior assistance, multicultural festivals, skateboard park patrol, graffiti paint-out, creating drug-free zones, mentoring, and developing leaders for tomorrow, the bulk of this manual is a series of community service projects designed to teach lessons, foster community awareness and pride, and offer required community service hours. A list of community partnerships, a presentation of the National Youth Court Center’s 12-month public awareness and service campaign, and a listing of resources follow the extensive list of projects and their descriptions.
Main Term(s): Community service programs; Juvenile/community relations
Index Term(s): Juvenile courts; Juvenile offenders; Procedure manuals; Youth (Under 15); Youthful offenders
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