Teen Legal Rights (OLD)

Publications and Websites

Unless otherwise noted, publications are produced by the Center for Children’s Advocacy.

 

Health Care and Mental Health Care

Adolescent Health Care: Legal Rights of Teens
The Center’s Medical-Legal Partnership publishes this important book to answer the legal questions providers encounter when caring for adolescent patients. The book includes a list of questions and answers regarding the law and a complete index of state statutes that affect adolescent health care in Connecticut.

Is it Confidential? (English or Spanish)
Information on Reproductive Health Care.

Youth Who “Age Out” of Foster Care Eligible for HUSKY Health Coverage Until Age 21
Connecticut Voices for Children, 2006

Statutory Rape

Violación Estatuaria

Center for Adolescent Health and the Law (website)

Connecticut AIDS Resource Coalition (website)

 

Benefits (Money, Food, Medical)

Child Support: Teen Mothers

Manutención de Niños: Madres Adolescentes

Child Support: Teen Fathers

Cash Assistance for Teen Parents

Teenager’s Guide to Child Support 
Legal Assistance Resource Center of Connecticut (LARCC)

Connecticut Department of Social Services (website)

Social Security Administration (website)

End Hunger Connecticut (website)

 

DCF Care

Legal Rights of Teens in DCF Care (English or Spanish)

DCF Adolescent and Transitional Services

If DCF is Your Legal Guardian
Legal Assistance Resource Center of Connecticut (LARCC)

Youth Who “Age Out” of Foster Care Eligible for HUSKY Health Coverage Until Age 21
Connecticut Voices for Children, 2006

Detention

Legal Rights in Juvenile Detention

 

Emancipation

Emancipation

A Teenager’s Guide to Emancipation
Legal Resource Center of Connecticut (LARCC)

 

Immigration

Immigration (English or Spanish)

Living in Connecticut: Immigrants and Refugee Teens (English, Spanish, Karen)

USCIS Memo Special Immigrant Juvenile Status 2009

NAEHCY Report: Supporting Undocumented & Unaccompanied Youth In School

Renew/Replace Permanent Resident Card (English & Spanish)

Scholarships for Undocumented Youth 09/10- MALDEF

Scholarships for College (Scholarships A-Z)

American Civil Liberties Union – Immigrants’ Rights (website)

Immigrant Legal Resource Center (website)

National Immigration Law Center (website)

National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (website)

 

LGBT Youth

A Place of Respect: A Guide for Group Care Facilities Serving Transgender
& Gender Non-Conforming Youth

Connecticut Chapter of GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network)

Connecticut Legal Protections for Transgender People
CWEALF publication

Connecticut GLAD Resources (Gay and Lesbian Advocates & Defenders)
Legal Protections for Transgender People
Overview of transgender issues for Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals and Transgender People
How to Get Married in Connecticut
Rights of Students in Connecticut Public Schools
US Passport Name Change Manual

Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective

New Haven Pride Center

True Colors

 

Pregnant and Parenting Teens

Access to Tutoring for Pregnant/Parenting Students

Child Support and Teen Fathers

Child Support and Teen Mothers

Manutención de Niños: Madres Adolescentes

Cash Assistance for Teen Parents

Educational Rights of Pregnant and Parenting Teens

Safe Havens for Newborns
CT Department of Children & Families

Legal Status Of Pregnant and Parenting Youth In Foster Care
17 U. Fla. J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 1, April, 2006

Teenager’s Guide to Child Support
Legal Assistance Resource Center of CT

Center for Adolescent Health and the Law (website)

 

Runaway and Homeless Youth

Homelessness and Education

Programs Serving Runaway & Homeless Youth

¿Tengo que cambiar de escuela cada vez que me mudo?

Directory of Connecticut LEA Liaisons to Homeless Students (2010-2011)

2012 Data on Connecticut Runaway and Homeless Youth

Connecticut Runaway and Homeless Youth Team

Legal Rights of Connecticut Runaway and Homeless Youth

NAEHCY Report: Supporting Undocumented & Unaccompanied Youth In School

National Network 4 Youth (website)

National Association for the Education of Homeless Children & Youth (website)

National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty (website)

Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (website)

True Colors (website)

 

School

Bullying

ELL Students and Eligibility for Bilingual Programs

State Department of Education Link to Information for ELL Students

Financial Aid for College If You Are Not Living with Your Parents

Scholarships for College (Scholarships A-Z)

Dependency Override – Sample letter

Searches in School

Special Education

Truancy

Life After Lockup: What’s Up With School? 
Your legal rights when you return to school and the community.

Truancy Report : Las Niñas Silenciadas – English or Spanish
Broken Links between Language, Culture and Learning

Educational Rights of Pregnant and Parenting Teens

Rules, Rights and Regulations in School 
Legal Resource Assistance Center of Connecticut (LARCC)

School Expulsions
Legal Resource Assistance Center of Connecticut (LARCC)

 

Teen Dating Violence

Is Love Supposed to Hurt Me? (brochure)

Is Love Supposed to Hurt Me? (poster)

Can Teen Dating Violence Victims Get a Restraining Order in CT?

Dating Violence & STD/HIV – Serious Public Health Concerns for Sexually Active Teen Girls. National Center on Poverty Law (September 1, 2005).

Break the Cycle (English or Spanish)

Heathersvoice.net (English or Spanish)
Teen dating violence – where to call for help

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline

 

Other Resources

If DCF is Your Legal Guardian
Legal Assistance Resource Center of Connecticut (LARCC)

CT Department of Children and Families Bureau of Adolescent and Transitional Services

DCF’s Adolescent Policies

National Network for Young People in Foster Care

Foster Care Alumni

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