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  • Coming of Age in Louisiana -- Road Map to Adulthood

    What happens as you turn 18? Find out about what rights and responsibilities you have when it comes to voting, marriage, military service, driving, jury duty and much more. Content Detail

    State Bar of Louisiana
  • Courtroom Tips

    Common sense tips for how to behave in court. Content Detail

    Children's Rights Council
  • Federal Help for Victims of Human Trafficking

    Victims are eligible for federal funds, special visas, and other help. Content Detail

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana (PCAL)

    PCAL's mission is prevention of child abuse and neglect. The organization sponsors the KIDLINE hotline (1-800-CHILDREN). From PCAL's site: "anonymous, toll-free, statewide telephone service offering crisis intervention, support, parenting information and referrals to community resources within the state of Louisiana." Content Detail

  • What happens in Juvenile Court

    Basic information about what happens after your child is arrested, from the Orleans Parish Juvenile Court. Note that the way a case goes through the system may be different in other parts of the state. Content Detail

    Orleans Parish Juvenile Court
  • How to Get Legal Help/Como Obtener Ayuda Legal

    Information in English and Spanish about how to get help from programs that offer free help to qualified people. Lea aquí para aprender cómo obtener ayuda gratis con problemas legales, ayuda de los programas para las personas de ingresos bajos. Content Detail

    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
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    Spanish / Español
  • Juvenile Justice Resources

    Find out more about the Juvenile Justice Project. Content Detail

    Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights (formerly known as the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana)
  • NINELINE: Crisis Counseling for Homeless Kids

    Here is information about Covenant House's crisis counseling hotline for homeless youth: 800-999-9999. From their website: "NINELINE (800-999-9999) is a free, confidential crisis hotline that operates 365 days a year, 2pm-midnight across all time zones. Acercatel (01-800-110-1010) our telephone hotline in Mexico is also available to homeless kids struggling to survive. NINELINE is also available on the Internet at www.NINELINE.org. Here, young people can submit questions via e-mail or participate in forum conversations monitored by NINELINE counselors." Content Detail

    Covenant House
  • Welcome to the Office of Juvenile Justice

    Find out more about legal issues for youth and find out about what services the state has to offer. Content Detail

    State of Louisiana
  • Expungement: Basic Information and Online Forms

    Here is an information guide, which has a link to a computer program you can use to create basic court forms for some types of Expungement requests. The guide is called a "LibGuide" (short for Library Guide or Librarian Guide) because it also can help librarians help other people. The LibGuide has general information plus a link to a computer program a person can use to create basic court forms for some types of expungement requests. Content Detail

    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
  • Living in the United States: A Guide for Immigrant Youth

    Information about many issues immigrant youth face when living in the United States. Topics include citizenship, Social Security numbers, taxes, public benefits, going to college, and more. English/Spanish/Korean available. Content Detail

    Immigrant Legal Resource Center
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    Spanish / Español
    Korean / 한국어

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