Law-related education (LRE) projects flourish at national, state, and local levels.
Some projects have many full-time staff and produce a wide range of programs and products,
while others have primarily part-time and volunteer staff who focus on more limited
The U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
(OJJDP) supports the Youth for Justice LRE program, providing funding through five
national organizations to projects in every state. With that funding, the American Bar
Association Division for Public Education surveyed the state Youth for Justice projects,
as well as other major LRE projects, to gather information for this Web site.
This site contains two major sections -- state and national.
The State LRE Projects section contains profiles of state Youth for Justice and other
LRE projects, an index of the LRE programs and products most commonly reported by the
state Youth for Justice projects, and a summary of the results of the 1998 survey of the
State Youth for Justice Projects.
The National Youth for Justice Program section contains an overview of the national
program (an adaptation of the Youth for Justice: Making a Difference brochure) and contact
information for the five National LRE Projects participating in the program.