Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-01-11

The Alabama Center for Law and Civic Education (ACLCE) will offer a training session on "Play by the Rules: Alabama Laws for Youth" at Samford University Thursday, Jan. 18.

The one-day program is designed for teachers, administrators, counselors, law enforcement/school resource officers and other professionals who serve youth.

"Play by the Rules" is a two-week curriculum and accompanying juvenile law text that is designed to teach seventh graders the laws to which Alabama holds them accountable. The program was developed in 2001 by the ACLCE in collaboration with the Alabama Office of the Attorney General, the Alabama Department of Education and the Alabama Department of Youth Services. It is the only program of its kind in the U.S.

Registration fee is $25 for Thursday's training session, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. For registration information call 1-800-888-7301 or (205) 726-2433, or check the website at

Other training sessions will be held in Huntsville on Feb. 2 and Mobile on March 2.