Raise the bar: Lawyers helping homeless youth


Because of their unique situations, homeless children face daunting circumstances that frequently give rise to legal problems.
Op-Ed (NATIONAL)

Hilarie Bass
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
January 10, 2018
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Tags: Homeless Youth, Housing: Homelessness


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Lawyers can help these children get back on their feet, navigating complicated legal issues that children cannot handle on their own. Legal experts can traverse byzantine bureaucracies to help these children obtain essential documents they are missing, such as birth certificates so they can gain access to basic services like health and education.

Beyond these basic requirements, some children also need legal assistance for more complicated issues confronting them, such as a lawyer to fight for them in court when they have fled a violent home or legal expertise in getting governmental and other benefits they are owed.