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Street Law, Inc.

Over 40 years of educating about law, democracy, and human rights

Street Law’s Legal Life Skills Lessons – Coming March 2017! -

Street Law’s Legal Life Skills Program empowers and equips vulnerable people with the legal knowledge and civic skills needed to succeed as adults, combat inequality, and engage in their communities. The program’s accompanying curriculum helps organizations and government agencies meet the needs of a variety of people, including those who are:

  • involved in the court/juvenile justice systems
  • aging out of foster care
  • crossover youth
  • re-entering the community from residential placements or detention centers
  • homeless
  • pregnant and/or parenting
  • survivors of intimate partner violence

This curriculum will include a three-ring binder of lessons, plus electronic access to teaching strategies, accompanying presentation slides, and other resources. Each lesson will include handouts participants can keep, including references for additional local resources. Lesson topics include the following:

  • juvenile justice system
  • criminal law and its costs to society
  • gun laws
  • rights and responsibilities during an arrest
  • conflict resolution and triggers
  • use of force
  • civic participation
  • employment law
  • housing law
  • financial literacy
  • intimate partner violence
  • health care

How to get the curriculum

This new curriculum will be made available for sale on our website in March 2017. Please fill out this form if you'd like to be notified when it becomes available. 

If you have questions about the curriculum, please contact Yolanda Johnson.