High School Students: Due Process
Conversations with Leaders in the Law
Talk to Teens About Due Process
Youth violence, disaffection with community, lack of civility and low achievement are often concerns associated with young people today. How can you help? By sharing your knowledge of the role of law in guaranteeing American freedoms, you can help teenagers realize that they have rights and responsibilities. You can help them understand that they can improve their lives and our society through knowledge of our laws and legal processes and through participation in our democracy. You can personalize the law by sharing your expertise with teenagers in a simple and informal "Conversation" about due process -- a concept of special importance to adolescents.
Are you thinking, "It's not so simple"? Think again. Young people need little prompting to talk about issues that affect their lives...issues like dress codes, curfew, locker searches, and drug testing, to name a few.
They also are fascinated by issues that are less personal, but very compelling, such as the death penalty. The interest is there and we can help you with planning.
Here are suggestions on how to implement the Conversations with Leaders in the Law program, bringing students in grades 6-12 together with legal and law-related community leaders.
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