Civics Education

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EDUCATING THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE COURTS

The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) is committed to teaching the public about how the courts work.

We've developed materials for teachers, students and the community to use to learn and to understand the importance of civics education.     
JUSTICE CASE FILES


 

NCSC has released its fifth installment of Justice Case Files. The Case of No Pets Allowed  tells the story of the Ruiz family, who has received an eviction notice from their landlord because they own a dog. The parents speak minimal English and rely on their teenage son, who is bilingual, for English translation. The book follows the family through the court process of fighting the eviction but not understanding the process because of language barriers. To view the book, please visit ncsc.org/nopetsallowed. To order, please go to ncsc.org/justicecasefiles.

CIVICS EDUCATION RESOURCE GUIDE

Civics education resource guide provides a comprehensive list of civics education programs around that country that inform and educate the public about the court system. The resource guide information was gathered by researching state court web sites and other justice system-related organizations’ websites. If you have a civics education program that is not listed and should be, please contact Deirdre Roesch or Lorri Montgomery.

STAND AGAINST BULLYING
 

NCSC released "Students Stand Against Bullying," a collection of student essays from the 2015 civics education essay contest.