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NCJ Number: 97611 Find in a Library
Title: With Liberty and Justice for All ... A Description of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Program of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International
Corporate Author: Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International
United States of America
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 31
Sponsoring Agency: Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual explains the development of Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) Law Fraternity and describes its efforts to develop and implement law-related education programs in elementary and secondary schools as part of a broader effort to prevent juvenile delinquency.
Abstract: Founded in 1902, PAD now has chapters at 164 law schools, mostly in the United States. Following the 1976 report of the Task Force on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, a fraternity representative proposed that the fraternity aid the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) in achieving its main goals. In February 1979, OJJDP approved a grant for PAD services in a new national program of law-related education. The program had four phases: awareness, adoption, implementation, and institutionalization. The classroom program developed is for grade levels from kindergarten to 12th grade in public, parochial, and private schools. The PAD Partnership Program was established to train both lawyers and educators. Efforts have also been made to secure the support of national organizations. Publications to support the program have also been developed. An evaluation of the law-related education program has concluded that it can significantly reduce delinquency when it is properly implemented and taught according to prescribed principles. Planned future activities and comments about the PAD efforts are included.
Index Term(s): Elementary school education; High school education; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Law-related education; Professional organizations
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