Mobile Legal Office
CCA’s mobile office helps youth in the community who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. it is a safe and confidential place for youth to get free legal advice about supports and services to stay in school, get healthcare, mental health care, access to documents like a birth certificate or ID, or supports for basic needs.
The Mobile Legal Office makes stops throughout Connecticut communities. The schedule is posted on the homepage at speakupteens.org.
Legal Offices On Site at Connecticut Hospitals
Some of CCA’s attorneys work from offices on site at Connecticut hospitals. The Medical-Legal Partnership brings attorneys directly to patients, medical and social service providers, assuring access to advocacy that improves health equity and eliminates barriers to care.
CCA’s offices are at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Yale Child Study Center, Burgdorf/Bank of America Health Center, and Charter Oak Health Center.
Legal Offices On Site at Public High Schools
CCA has a Teen Legal Action Clinic on site at Harding High School, providing free help for students who have questions about their legal rights. Legal advice and advocacy are provided for issues including immigration, homelessness, DCF and Foster Care, Violent Relationships, Records Erasure and more.
For more information, please contact CCA attorney Stacey Violante Cote.
Youth Voice: SpeakUp Initiatives
CCA’s SpeakUp project has developed a curriculum that helps youth involved with Connecticut’s juvenile justice or child welfare systems learn self advocacy skills and speak up to secure the services and supports that are critical to their safety and success. Youth in juvenile justice settings must be strong advocates for themselves to realize success as they take their place in the community. CCA attorneys and organizing staff meet with youth in a variety of community settings to support youth on their self-advocacy journey.