Legal Life Skills Programs
Many young people and adults lack opportunities to develop the legal knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to thrive and succeed as informed, empowered, and civically-engaged community members. Without access to practical legal knowledge, these populations become vulnerable to higher rates of unemployment, conflict, homelessness, violence, consumer abuse, civic disengagement, and other unfair treatments.
Our Legal Life Skills Program reduces these risks by bringing empowering law-related education to the populations that need it most.
There are two tracks of Legal Life Skills programming: one for young people and one for adult survivors of intimate partner violence. The program enables community-based organizations and government agencies that serve vulnerable populations to integrate Street Law lessons into their program offerings.
Street Law's Legal Life Skills Program can be taught by different types of "instructors"—specifically, organization/agency staff or groups of volunteers from the legal community (e.g., lawyers, legal professionals, and law students). We train and equip instructors with everything they need to lead participants through a series of practical law lessons. These lessons are designed to boost participant knowledge and build key life skills, like conflict resolution, decision-making, communication, analytical thinking, and advocacy.
Street Law partners with organizations and agencies to empower society's most vulnerable people with the legal knowledge and civic skills needed to succeed as adults, combat inequality, and participate effectively in their communities.