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I am emancipated or I want to become emancipated (2)+

  • Emancipation in New York

    Emancipation is the process of a parent giving up control over a minor child so that the child has control over his own legal decisions and support before he is an adult (age 18). Content Detail

    By:
    Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.- LawNY® - Geneva Office
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • What are my rights as an emancipated minor?

    This resource explains what an emancipated minor is, when someone under 18 can be considered to be emancipated, and what rights you do and do not have as an emancipated minor. Read More

    By:
    The Door - A Center of Alternatives (for Youth)

I need to appeal a decision or file a complaint about my education (2)+

I have an IEP (5)+

I am facing a school suspension (2)+

  • AFC's Guide to School Suspensions

    This link opens up a PDF document about suspensions. Here you will find answers to questions like When can my child be suspended? What can I do if my child has been suspended? What should I expect at the Superintendent’s Suspension Hearing? Content Detail

    By:
    Advocates for Children of New York, Inc.
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Quick Facts - Student Rights Regarding Discipline

    A student has a right to be disciplined fairly in school. For example, a principal's suspension may last a maximum of five days, and the parent must be notified in writing of the suspension within 24 hours. Content Detail

    By:
    Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.- LawNY® - Geneva Office
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español

I was stopped by the police (2)+

I need health services (3)+

I am an immigrant (1)+

I am LGBTQ (2)+

I am in foster care (4)+

  • Information for LGBTQ Youth in Care

    This resources provides information on how lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ) youth can ensure they receive nonjudgmental services while in care. Read More

    By:
    Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.
  • I want to know more about my SPR and my UCR

    This information is for young people who want to know their rights in foster care, and how the SPR/UCR process can help. Content Detail

    By:
    The Door - A Center of Alternatives (for Youth)
  • Juvenile Rights and Advocacy

    If you are a young person living in a group home, foster home or treatment center, this booklet can give you basic information about your rights, and how to stand up for them. The booklet covers a number of topics including health, custody, education, punishment, privacy and others. Look at the table of contents and then scroll down to read about the topic or topics that interest you. Read More

  • What are my rights as a child in foster care?

    This booklet is about the legal rights of kids in foster care and includes information about visits, school, pregnancy, sexual orientation, legal help, court and what to do if there are problems. Content Detail

    By:
    Lawyers For Children, Inc.
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