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Title: Developing Law-Related Education: Awareness Manual
Author(s): K Rodriguez; C Pereira; D Hess; J A Zimmer
Corporate Author: Coordinating Cmtte of The LRE National Training and Dissemination Program
United States of America
Project Director: L Arbetman
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 67
Sponsoring Agency: Coordinating Cmtte of The LRE National Training and Dissemination Program
Washington, DC 10021
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 85-JS-CX-0003
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

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Coordinating Cmtte of The LRE National Training and Dissemination Program
Washington, DC 10021
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual provides guidance in designing law-related education awareness and staff development sessions for the Law-Related Education National Training and Dissemination Program.
Abstract: The manual explains the rationale and essential characteristics of law-related education and guides the user in discussing the benefits of law-related education, including its potential for reducing delinquent behavior. The guidelines establish some minimum standards necessary for effective teacher inservice awareness. The manual also encourages lengthier teacher training opportunities. The first section defines law-related education and the six characteristics of effective law-related education programs revealed in the 1983 Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention study. The second section presents planning guidelines. It discusses the difference between awareness sessions and staff development and the importance of assessing audiences, setting goals for the session, designing the agenda, and using community resource persons in the training. The third section offers suggestions for conducting sessions, outlines steps to follow in structuring demonstration lessons, and lists tips for setting up a materials display. Appended sample materials, demonstration lessons, and related materials
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention
Index Term(s): Citizen legal knowledge; Educational courses; Law-related education
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