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Over 2014-2015 YouthLaw Aotearoa was funded by the Youth Crime Action Plan (YCAP) Innovation Fund (Ministry of Justice) to pilot a series of legal life skills workshops for at-risk and high needs young people aged 14-16 years of age.
Based on this legal education pilot, YouthLaw has developed Youth Law 101: Rights Education Toolkit which is a series of interactive, short & relevant workshops for school leaders (year 13 prefects, head of house etc.) to deliver to students year 10 to year 13.
Each workshop has been designed to take up no more than 20-25 minutes of school time, with the intention of it being delivered during a convenient time when a form or home class would be together.
We are offering this programme to schools of the AIMHi consortium at no cost, and can offer training or phone/skype support to interested student facilitators.
Youth Law 101 has a DVD with a series of short video clips and matching activities.
Main areas which the resource covers:
- United Nations Youth Rights
- Respectfully Talking to Police
- Rights in Police Searches
- What are lawyers and how they can help young people?