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Title: Street Law for Youth Courts: Educational Workshops
Corporate Author: Street Law, Inc.
United States of America
Date Published: 2006
Page Count: 325
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Street Law, Inc.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Sale Source: Street Law, Inc.
1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 870
Silver Spring, MD 20910
United States of America
Document: HTML|PDF
Type: Curriculum; Instructional Material
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The lessons and materials in this manual are designed to be used as one component of a multifaceted youth court program.
Abstract: This manual focuses on helping youth court programs develop a law-related education (LRE) program as a sentencing option for offenders who come before youth courts. LRE provides youth with practical information about law and the legal system and encourages youth to become responsible, law-abiding citizens by promoting civic responsibility and community participation. It also influences youth to have more favorable attitudes toward adults by emphasizing contact with community resource people. The lessons may also be used to train youth court volunteers in making appropriate sentencing recommendations that address the causes and consequences of various crimes. A section on integrating LRE into a youth court program informs directors of youth court programs about some issues involved in incorporating LRE lessons into youth court programs. These issues include how to make LRE lessons fit into the purpose and goals of a youth court, building awareness and support for the LRE component of a youth court program, the mechanism for referring defendants to LRE lessons, and who should teach the lessons. Another section of the manual provides instructors with information about teaching LRE lessons. There are 15 lessons in the manual, each designed to be delivered during a class that lasts between 60 and 120 minutes. Although each lesson may be taught alone, it is best used with other lessons as a coherent LRE program.
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention programs
Index Term(s): Juvenile sentencing; Law-related education; Teen Courts
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