1) Blog at: www.LawyerUpLive.com
This blog, produced by Youth Vault Inc. 501(c)3, works to prevent crime by captivating juveniles (ages 12-18) and educating them on the tenets of modern criminal law. We educate youths on the prospective penalties that unlawful acts can render so that a crime may be considered and prevented. This touring blog visits middle and high schools, holding students’ attention by reviewing the charges that pop-culture icons have faced or are currently facing. Winona Ryder’s theft case and the 2nd Degree Murder charge against Phil Spector have recently been examined.
Our field directors are building a comprehensive Criminal Law education program covering the following topics: assault; homicide; rape; robbery; arson; auto theft; burglary; larceny/theft; vandalism; weapons possession; drunk and disorderly conduct; drug abuse; liquor law violations; drug possession; intent to sell drugs; prostitution/ commercialized vice; curfew violations; incorrigibility (refusal to obey parents); running away; truancy; underage alcohol consumption. The curriculum will be executed through online flashcards, an educational theory that has proven effective for its simplicity, comprehensiveness and student engagement. To learn more about this theory, visit: http://www.freeworldu.org/static/flashcardtheory.aspx.
Through communication with Parent-Teacher Associations, local law enforcement officials, school boards and principals, Youth Vault Inc. sets up assembly tours to interact with students directly. Through school-wide assemblies, YVI educates youths about Criminal Law and the impact of the justice system on juveniles, and introduces our materials and curriculum as a way to prevent crime in the long term. Once the curriculum is established online, schools will have the opportunity to enroll students in the program and incentivize them to complete it through coursework.