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NCJ Number: 99709 Find in a Library
Title: State Courts and Law-Related-Education - A Guide to the Development and Expansion of Elementary and Secondary School Programs
Author(s): J F VanCamp
Corporate Author: Wake Forest University
School of Law
United States of America

Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International
Juvenile Justice Office
United States of America
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 124
Sponsoring Agency: Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International
Washington, DC 20006
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC 27109
Sale Source: Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International
Juvenile Justice Office
910 17th Street, NW
Suite 310
Washington, DC 20006
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Written for court personnel, this manual explains the rationale for court involvement in law-related education programs for elementary and secondary students and presents guidelines, sample materials, and activities for use in such programs.
Abstract: An introduction explains the purpose of law-related education and notes that court involvement in these programs can help overcome common misconceptions about the judicial system and foster understanding of the rights of the accused and the steps involved in the judicial process. A chapter on procedures for the management of court-related programs in law-related education emphasizes the importance of designating one person to be in charge of a court's program. The coordinator's responsibilities, the use of The coordinator's responsibilities, the use of surveys to determine existing activities and needs in law-related education, the training of court personnel, and funding are covered. Further chapters give examples of court law-related education programs and explain how they were developed and implemented. The programs involve courts of various sizes and levels of activity and from various regions of the Nation. General resources, printed curriculum and program materials, and audiovisual materials are discussed. Methods of using court resources in court visitation programs, mock trials, and other activities are given. Appendixes present a list of State coordinators for law-related education for Phi Alpha Delta, another list of State court and school contacts, lists of curriculum and program materials, and addresses of resource organizations.
Index Term(s): Court relations; Elementary school education; High school education; Law-related education; Program design; Program implementation
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