Youth Legal Aid

Free legal and social services for youth with immigration, education, care or guardianship issues. Know Your Rights: McKinney-Vento Act (Education Rights for Homeless Youth) If you would like to consult with our staff about a legal issue or barrier you are currently facing, please call our hotline during business hours. The Texas Foster Youth Justice Project helps current and former foster children understand and protect their legal rights, such as the right to a safe home free from sexual, physical, or emotional abuse, medical and dental care, copies of their records, and make decisions about their own medical care. The project also helps young people deal with the various financial, housing and employment issues that arise when they leave the care system. To join the project, please call (877) 313-3688 or visit this website. We partner with the Bill Wilson Center (BWC) in Santa Clara County, supporting youth under the age of 18 and young adults in BWC`s emergency shelters, touchpoints, and transitional housing programs that do not have a safe caregiver, and helping older teens with a variety of issues, including public benefits and name and gender changes. As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact communities around the world, we want to assure you that our employees will continue to serve their customers diligently and provide services to those in need of legal advice or recommendations. As directed by the World Health Organization and our national government, our office remains closed to the public, but we continue to provide telephone services. We believe that children and youth cannot reach their full potential if they live in fear of being deported.

We represent children in immigration cases to ensure they can stay in a safe place with access to opportunities. In addition to advice and advocacy, YLP also offers training on youth rights and obligations for staff and youth, ranging from informal questions and answers to „Know Your Rights” presentations. The YLP takes calls and/or emails from teens or agency employees anywhere in the state of Minnesota who need the help of a lawyer. We are also available to speak with young people in San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin and Napa counties. Our team of social workers helps access basic services and helps youth plan for safety in their communities. Maighna Jain, our Regional General Counsel, and Brian Amaya, our Regional Supervisory Counsel, coordinate this regional work. Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (MMLA) Youth Law Project (YLP) provides comprehensive civil law services to youth up to the age of 24 who are abused, neglected, homeless or sexually exploited, or at risk of homelessness or sexual exploitation, or who have questions about safety, low consent, access formation, public benefits, obtaining a government identification card or other civil law matters. We do not deal with criminal cases. We believe that legal intervention alone is ineffective in changing the lives of our clients. We use an interdisciplinary approach that includes social work services to ensure that clients` physical health, mental health, education and other needs are met so that they can recover from trauma and truly thrive. With BayLegal`s support, youth are adequately supported by community resources such as appropriate educational placement, access to mental health counseling, economic stability through government benefit programs – and therefore no longer need ongoing oversight of the juvenile justice system. We meet young people where they are – geographically, developmentally, emotionally, culturally and linguistically.

We work with youth, family members, educators, service providers and other community partners to ensure that the legal and non-legal needs of youth are met. The Youth Justice Team believes that youth should be treated with respect and have the resources they need to achieve their goals. To this end, we engage in civil representation, social work, community cooperation and systematic advocacy in partnership with the youth we serve. We provide civil law services to young people aged 13 to 26 to prevent entry into the judicial system/reintegration TRLA`s juvenile justice team assists juveniles accused of a crime before a justice of the peace or district court, including Class C offenses such as truancy/failure to attend school, assault, disruption of yards and disorderly conduct. The team also works with students on issues such as sealing juvenile acts, emancipation and disbarment of sex offenders. If you need this type of legal services, you can call our hotline. TRLA admissions workers can help you with the application process. You can use our online selection form. First selection for legal aid for education/juvenile justice. Please note that completing the form is only the first step in applying for free legal aid.

Si desea consultar con nuestro personal sobre un problema u obstáculo legal que enfrenta actualmente, llame a nuestra línea de admisión durante el horario de atención. As part of a long-term project with Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, the Juvenile Rights Practice Special Litigation Law Reform Unit (SLLRU) aims to reduce the stigma associated with the arrest and persecution of minors. TRLA can also help if you are a youth experiencing homelessness and need help with legal issues related to housing, obtaining CPS documents and utilities. If you require assistance with these questions, please contact our General Legal Services Helpline (888) 988-9996. TRLA staff will guide you through the application process. The Legal Aid Society is New York`s leading youth advocate. We are committed to providing our clients with continuous, comprehensive and enthusiastic representation. In New York`s family and criminal courts, we counsel minors and families affected by juvenile justice, including preventing police interviews, arranging secure transfers, and avoiding court records through early involvement of legal support and intervention.

Since 2014, YLP, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Safe Harbor/No Wrong Door Network, has been providing comprehensive civil justice services to sexually exploited youth, with a focus on educating Indigenous and LGBTQ+ youth. Para obtener ayuda legal con estos y otros asuntos, llame al 1-888-988-9996 o use nuestra aplicación sobre el internet en el siguiente enlace. While everyone has the guarantee of a lawyer before the criminal court, some situations require special training for young people. Teens have difficulty scheduling court appointments and following judges` orders because fear, confusion and young people`s brain development can cloud their judgment. This is especially true if a young person has received a criminal subpoena or missed a court date or community service in the past and is scared or unsure what to do next. Our lawyers use both legal and youth development principles to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients. Our four focal points are: Child Protection, Juvenile Court, Youth and Families with an Immigrant Background, and Youth Homelessness. We also support youth using the drop-in and housing programs at DreamCatcher and Covenant House youth shelters in Oakland, providing legal and social support to youth under 18 who do not have a safe caregiver and young adults who want to remove barriers to their independence. Our lawyers and lawyers:• Help our clients enroll in school, stay in school and receive services that will help them complete their education;• Develop and distribute educational materials for youth, parents, lawyers and service providers and train them to be effective advocates for themselves and youth;• Help parents and community leaders demand improvements from local leaders, local and community state systems providing services to poor youth; • Promote public policies and systemic reforms that keep children in school and thrive in their communities. A personal reflection by Anna Pickett, articling student, on the intersection of justice for persons with disabilities and youth access to justice. Our strategies include individual representation, community building and organizing, and advocacy at the national level. From our offices in Charlottesville, Richmond and Petersburg, we provide free legal representation to low-income children with unmet educational, foster care and juvenile justice needs.

We create popular educational materials for lawyers, parents and other service providers to help them become informed and qualified lawyers. As New York`s child and youth advocate, our juvenile justice practice works on juvenile delinquency cases, from indictment to appeal and beyond, creating systemic change through law reform, policy advocacy, and impact processes. Interdisciplinary teams of lawyers, social workers, paralegals and investigators amplified children`s voices in 70,000+ family court appearances.

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