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.