skip navigation


Abstract Database

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

To download this abstract, check the box next to the NCJ number then click the "Back To Search Results" link. Then, click the "Download" button on the Search Results page. Also see the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 211467 Find in a Library
Title: Encouraging Findings from the OJJDP Evaluation
Journal: In Session  Volume:2  Issue:3  Dated:Summer 2002  Pages:1-8
Author(s): Jeffrey A. Butts Ph.D.
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This newsletter presents evaluation study findings, initiatives, resource and publication information, and training and conference information on youth courts from the National Youth Court Center (NYCC).
Abstract: This issue of the In Session newsletter of the National Youth Court Center (NYCC) begins by presenting evaluation findings from a study of teen courts or youth courts in four jurisdictions conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). The findings suggest that teen courts may be a positive alternative to the normal juvenile justice process, especially in jurisdictions that do not have a wide variety of intervention options for young, first-time juvenile offenders. Information is provided on video and online training for youth court volunteers, as well as the Youth Court Training Package developed by the American Bar Association to assist youth court programs in training volunteers. A summary is presented on the successful outcome of the National Youth Court Conference, “America’s Youth Justice System,” held in 2002 in Virginia. The newsletter concludes with updates on youth court award recipients and youth court initiatives and program development.
Main Term(s): Teen Courts
Index Term(s): Alternative court procedures; Juvenile court reform; Juvenile court volunteers; Juvenile courts; Newsletters; OJJDP grant-related documents; Publications lists; Reference materials
Note: Downloaded on September 29, 2005.
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.