New Law Office On Wheels Will Bring Legal Services To Homeless Youth
February 12, 2015
Homeless youth unaccompanied by adult guardians are one of the country’s most vulnerable populations, and also some of the toughest for advocates and service providers to reach. On Thursday, the Hartford, CT-based Center for Children’s Advocacy (CCA) will start taking legal aid services directly to these kids using a new law office on wheels.
The new mobile legal aid clinic will seek to connect hundreds of homeless youth in the Hartford area with attorneys who can help them exercise the various rights that federal law provides unaccompanied homeless youth. Legal aid workers can help these kids enroll in school immediately even if they cannot readily obtain a comprehensive education record and access federal college aid money or health insurance systems without being able to furnish information on their parents’ finances.