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Legal Life Skills Programs

Street Law, Inc.

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

legal life skills


These Street Law programs bring the legal and civic knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to thrive to youths in the juvenile justice/juvenile court systems and youths transitioning into adulthood (i.e., foster care youths, homeless youths, pregnant/parenting teens, and LGBTQ youths).

In early 2017, Street Law will offer an accompanying curriculum for this program. It 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

Learn more about the curriculum here.


Youth in Transition

Teams of volunteers from law firms and corporations teach young people about law and the legal system and develop in them the skills to use that knowledge to successfully transition into adulthood.  The program targets underserved youth populations—including those in foster care, the juvenile justice system, or homeless/runaway programs.... Read more

Juvenile Justice

Street Law's juvenile justice program provides practical assistance to people teaching about law and public policy to students in the juvenile justice system. The manual is also a valuable supplement to existing law-related education, citizenship, or civics programs. Read more

Parents and the Law

The Parents and the Law program and curriculum are designed to help young parents learn practical legal information and skills to strengthen their families and prevent child abuse and neglect. Read more