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Community Initiatives & Resources

Research and Development in Law, Justice, Education,
and Youth

“Beyond Detention: System Transformation through Juvenile Detention Reform”

Visible Invisibility: Women of Color in Law Firms (Report)

Justice Cut Short: New Reports Show That "Conveyor Belt Justice" Hurts Children (Online Media Kit)

AIDS, Color and Equality: Removing Barriers to HIV Prevention town hall meeting (April 2007)(Reports)

U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention (Publications, statistics, conferences, technical assistance)

Families in Need of Critical Assistance: Legislation and Policy Aiding Youth Who Engage in Non-Criminal Misbehavior (Book)

Family Court Review (Free sample issue of journal)


National LRE and Youth-Serving Resources

America's Promise - Alliance for Youth

Campaign for the Civic Mission on Schools

Center for Civic Education

Constitutional Rights Foundation (Los Angeles)

Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago

Love is Respect: National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

National Association of Bar Executives

National Association of Youth Courts

National Conference of Bar Presidents

National Conference of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

National Human Services Assembly

National Juvenile Defender Center

National Legal Aid & Defender Association

Phi Alpha Delta Public Service Center

Street Law, Inc.

Youth for Justice LRE Network—Directory of State Representatives

ABA Initiatives

World Justice Project

Choose Law

Least Understood Branch Project (Toolkit on fair and impartial courts)

Youth at Risk Initiative

Government Relations – Legislative Policies

2008 Annual Meeting Updates

Policies Concerning Youth

U.S. Supreme Court Coloring and Activity Book


Links to other LRE resources at the ABA

ABA AIDS Coordinating Committee

ABA Center for Human Rights

ABA Center for Pro Bono

ABA Center for Racial & Ethnic Diversity  

ABA Center on Children & the Law

ABA Commission on Domestic Violence

ABA Commission on Homelessness & Poverty

ABA Commission on Immigration

ABA Commission on Second Season of Service

ABA Commission on the Coalition for Justice

ABA Commission on Women in the Profession

ABA Division for Public Services

ABA Fund for Justice & Education  

ABA Governmental Affairs Office  

ABA Judicial Division  

ABA Law Student Division  

ABA Legal Marketing Association

ABA Section of Dispute Resolution  

ABA Section of Family Law

ABA Section of Individual Rights & Responsibilities

ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law  

ABA Section of Litigation  

ABA Section on Criminal Justice

ABA Criminal Justice Section, Juvenile Justice Committee

ABA Special Committee on Gun Violence

ABA Standing Committee on Judicial Independence

ABA Standing Committee on Substance Abuse  

ABA Young Lawyers Division


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