The following publications are available in hardcopy format, FREE of charge! If interested in obtaining copies email Ashley Barnett at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject of : Publication Request.
- The Youth Law T.E.A.M. of Indiana presents: PLAY (Present Laws Affecting Youth) in Bounds. The publication is written in a question and answer format to help Indiana youth learn and understand what the law is in the areas most important to youth. The answers are summaries of Indiana and federal law, state, and federal case law, and/or common law. At the end of the each chapter the publication includes a sources section to better explain the Indiana Code, Indiana Administrative Code, United States Code, and Code of Federal Regulations. This particular publication also has a complimentary Teacher’s Curriculum that can be used to facilitate groups. The Youth Law T.E.A.M. will go on-site to provide training for interested individuals to encourage dialogue sessions between adults and adolescents.
- A Guide for Parents to the Juvenile Justice System in Indiana, “Your Child and Juvenile Court.” This publication is designed to “provide parents, custodians, and legal guardians legally accurate and easily understandable information on the complexities of the juvenile justice system in Indiana.”
- Education Rights: The law and skills YOU need to know to be an Education Advocate Curriculum included in the text is to “assist foster parents, CASA’s, biological parents, guardians, custodians, juvenile detention center personnel and other child-serving professionals in advocating for a student’s education in the state of Indiana.” Training includes a manual incorporating advocacy, general education, special education, discipline and students age 18-21 addressing federal and state laws regarding education law. Also included in the manual is a list of resources for both students and adults.
- Indiana Compliance with the JJDP Act The handbook contains an overview of the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act rules and regulations. This information is pertinent to all facilities (i.e. juvenile detention centers, residential center, county jails, and police stations) which hold kids. The easy to read handbook solidifies how youth can be held and provides comprehensive material regarding protocol. The second section of the handbook includes a “How To” section to encourage web-based reporting on the QUEST system. By having all facilities report in one manner, Indiana will be able to have more accurate and concrete data illustrating what is going on statewide.