We advocate for children and youth, drive systemic reform, and boldly challenge the status quo so that every young person who has experienced trauma or instability has the opportunity to thrive.
We provide civil legal services for youth people who have experienced trauma or instability. This includes advocacy for youth impacted by domestic violence at home, advocacy for students so that they have what they need in the classroom, advocacy for caregivers so that they can take care of the children in their homes, and advocacy for young adults as they transition to adulthood. Specifically for young adults, we advocate to expunge of juvenile records, to help them obtain identification or other important documents, to address landlord-tenant disputes, or to tackle other civil legal matters.
Legal Assistance + Advocacy Services + Youth Leadership/Advocacy Program for Foster Youth (Project Foster Power)
Project Foster Power: youth-led organizing & legislative advocacy for and by current/past foster youth (15-25yo); youth conduct listening tour to identify a shared issue for action and advocate at a legislative level to improve Colorado’s Child Welfare System and the lives of foster youth
Legal Advice, Assistance, Representation, & Advocacy
1) Caregiver Representation: legal rep for non-bio parents caring for a child – custody, guardianship, adoption, etc.
2) Education Advocacy: legal & district/school-based advocacy for
- Special Education (IEPs, 504s, evals, etc)
- Title IX Investigations
- School Discipline (suspension/expulsion, repeated referrals, truancy, etc)
- School Stability (enrollment, transfers, etc)
3) Young Adult Advocacy: legal advocacy/assist for Transition Age Youth (18-25yo) to overcome adulthood barriers/civil legal needs
- record expungement/deregistration,
- landlord disputes,
- employment issues,
- vital docs & name/gender changes, etc.
4) Direct Appointment for DV Cases: court appointed to represent child in DV cases (cannot refer, court appointed only)