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NCJ Number: 64717 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: ALTERNATIVES TO APATHY - LAW RELATED EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: American Bar Association
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: American Bar Association

National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS PAMPHLET INTRODUCES SIX OFFICE OF JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION (OJJDP)-SPONSORED PROJECTS DEVOTED TO LAW-RELATED EDUCATION (LRE).
Abstract: THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION'S SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON YOUTH EDUCATION FOR CITIZENSHIP SERVES AS A COORDINATOR FOR ALL LRE PROGRAMS FUNDED BY THE OJJDP AND AS A NATIONAL CLEARINGHOUSE FOR EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS. IN ADDITION TO PROVIDING ONSITE CONSULTATION TO SCHOOL SYSTEMS, JUSTICE AGENCIES, AND COMMUNITY GROUPS, IT SPONSORS REGIONAL SEMINARS, EXHIBITS, AND A NATIONAL CONFERENCE. CURRENTLY UNDERWAY ARE ELEMENTARY EDUCATION PLANS AND A MANUAL FOR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT. A SECOND PROJECT, THE CHILDREN'S LEGAL RIGHTS INFORMATION AND TRAINING PROGRAM, FUNCTIONS TO EDUCATE NONLAWYER PROFESSIONALS ABOUT CHILDREN'S LEGAL RIGHTS BY HOLDING TRAINING SESSIONS FOR DOCTORS, SOCIAL WORKERS, AND SCHOOL PERSONNEL, AND PUBLISHING A NUMBER OF PERTINENT PERIODICALS. THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS FOUNDATION IS A PRIVATE, NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION DEVELOPING LAW AND CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO REVERSE APATHY AND ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOR. IT IS CURRENTLY CONDUCTING TEACHER TRAINING AND ASSISTING COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS IN 10 STATES. LAW IN A FREE SOCIETY IS A CIVIC EDUCATION PROJECT OFFERING A COORDINATED CURRICULUM, INCLUDING TEACHER TRAINING AND CLASSROOM MATERIALS, ON THE FOLLOWING POLITICAL AND LEGAL CONCEPTS: AUTHORITY, PRIVACY, RESPONSIBILITY, JUSTICE, FREEDOM, PROPERTY, DIVERSITY, AND PARTICIPATION. THE NATIONAL STREET LAW INSTITUTE EDUCATES CITIZENS, ABOUT THE PRACTICAL EFFECT ON LAW ON EVERYDAY LIVES IN SETTINGS RANGING FROM SECONDARY SCHOOLS TO ADULT EDUCATION CENTERS. THE INSTITUTE TRAINS STREET LAW TEACHERS AND RUNS A PROGRAM FOR LAW STUDENTS RECEIVING ACADEMIC CREDIT FOR TEAM TEACHING PRACTICAL LAW COURSES IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS. FINALLY, THE PHI ALPHA DELTA LAW FRATERNITY INTERNATIONAL INCLUDES JUDGES, PRACTICING ATTORNEYS, PROSECUTORS, LAW PROFESSORS, AND STUDENTS. IT SPONSORS REGIONAL LAW AWARENESS SESSIONS AND SUPPORTS LOCAL LRE ENDEAVORS. ILLUSTRATIONS AND ADDRESSES ARE INCLUDED. (MRK)
Index Term(s): American Bar Association (ABA); Course materials; Criminal justice education; Elementary school education; High school education; Law-related education; Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP); Public education; Workshops and seminars
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