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Youth for Justice
(NCJ 186161) April 2001
Bulletin, 12 page(s)
Nessel, P. A.
 
Describes the Youth for Justice program, through which OJJDP works with nonprofit organizations to support law-related education (LRE) projects. The Bulletin also describes LRE, which engages youth of all ages in the process of learning about the foundations of justice, freedom, and responsibility and teaches them ways that they can practice good citizenship and contribute to their communities. LRE has a critical role to play in preventing juvenile crime. Law-related education inculcates protective factors in the youth it educates, thus buffering them from the problems and circumstances that might lead to their involvement in delinquency and other negative behaviors.
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