Young people who understand their legal rights are significantly more likely to emerge from police interactions with better outcomes. They are also equipped to realize success when conducting job searches with criminal histories, or when facing eviction from their homes. Our Know Your Rights workshops educate youth on the laws in place that can protect them.
Front-line staff who work on a daily basis with court-involved youth are essential partners in educating and advocating for our clients. We provide trainings on the New York justice system to alternative-to-incarceration, settlement house, youth training, and workforce development programs. Youth Represent’s trainings help these programs identify and respond to the unique needs of justice-involved youth.