“My parents are really controlling. We fight all the time. I want to emancipate them but will a judge rule in my favor?” -17-year-old
Even if you’re under 18, you DO have rights.
There is a program called the Children’s Rights Project (listed below) whose goal is to serve young people who are in need of legal representation. A few of the areas where they can provide you with legal services are: education, emancipation, government benefits, health care, immigration, and civil rights. You are eligible for assistance if you are under the age of 18.
Emergency shelter for males under 18 years open 24 hours. Transitional Living Program and variety of programs for homeless youth ages 12-17 available. Offers legal assistance for immigration issues and domestic abuse.
256 S Occidental Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Children’s Bureau Headquarters: 213-342-0100
Visit Website for list of locations
Offers mental health services for children who’ve experienced abuse. Various programs available including foster care, adoption, child development, parent education, mental health, and research and advocacy.
Mental health counseling, job training resources, legal assistance, medical and dental assistance, pregnancy/birth control/family planning services, and sexuality/sexually transmitted diseases for teens.
Other office: 1555 S Garey Ave #680, Pomona, (909)-620-8088
420 South Glendora Avenue,
West Covina, CA 91790
M-Th 8am - 7pm & F 8am - 5pm & Sat 8am-2pm
Free legal advocacy and education for qualifying teens in the following areas: domestic violence and restraining orders, custody/visitation and child support, parental rights, marriage and divorce.
3250 Wilshire Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Coordinates and monitors prosecution effort of criminal activity related to domestic violence. Provides information on shelters and safety issues of battered victims. Hotline provides counseling and referrals. Hotline 24 hr/7 day a week (Bilingual).
3204 Rosemead Blvd,
El Monte, CA 91731
Prepares youth in out-of-home placement for successful lives as adults. Provides assistance with emancipation services and benefits for education, career, and housing need.
3530 Wilshire Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90010
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
301-240-6310 (TTY for the hearing impaired)
NCJRS offers a range of services and resources, balancing the information needs of the field with the technological means to receive and access support.
Information regarding victims’ rights and what to expect while going through the court system. Confidential referrals for counseling. Spanish services available. FREE. Online chat available.
3200 5th Ave,
Sacramento, CA 95817
Legal consultations. $10 processing fee is requested, but no one is denied due to lack of funds. Call for an appointment.
1625 Schrader Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90028
M-F 9am-9pm & Sat 9am-1pm