Enacted: Jan 2001
WHEREAS, the survival of a free and democratic society in this nation is dependent upon citizen understanding of and respect for the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights and for the role of law in all aspects of daily living;
WHEREAS, law-related education provided during the kindergarten-through-twelfth grade years of instruction in our public and private schools not only heightens the awareness of our youth concerning the legal system and processes of jurispru-dence, but also enhances understanding of the importance of the Rule of Law;
WHEREAS, law-related education is steadily being incorporated into local school instruction on a nationwide basis;
WHEREAS, the institutionalization of this training in our educational system will facilitate the strengthening of our basic precepts from generation to generation and make our young people better citizens.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the American Probation and Parole Associa¬tion recognizes as a national priority the need for public understanding of our Constitution and Bill of Rights;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the American Probation and Parole Association recognizes the value of law-related education and encourages the implementation of such a curriculum, to the end that our youth will honor, defend and enhance a national heritage which fosters individuals' rights and responsi¬bilities in a free society under law;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be presented to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Washington, D.C.