Juvenile Court Guardianships in Delinquency Court: A Quick Guide

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This guide, prepared by BayLegal’s Youth Justice team, covers the process of court-appointed guardianships for youth in delinquency court. Topics include how and under whose authority the process can be started, which forms are required and who needs to complete or assist with them, benefits and supports available for youth and guardians, and resources for …

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Know Your Rights! Youth Interactions with Law Enforcement

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BayLegal’s Youth Justice practice has produced a helpful guide to youth interactions with police, ICE, and other law enforcement. It is important that young people know their rights and how to assert and protect them in encounters with law enforcement—especially for black or brown youth, who are more often mistreated by police. The guide includes …

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Crucial information from Tenants Together on evictions after 9/30/2021

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Our colleagues at Tenants Together have put together a Know Your Rights guide for tenants who may be facing eviction following the expiration of the statewide moratorium on September 30th. The flyer includes must-know information, first steps for tenants whose landlord threatens eviction or begins the process, and guides for asserting your rights and accessing …

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New video resource for homeowners: Protect Your Home / Protege Su Casa (Eng / Esp)

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BayLegal and our partners at Legal Aid of Sonoma County and the East Bay Community Law Center have produced a video with legal information to help homeowners avoid common issues that can lead to foreclosure. The video is presented in English, with Spanish subtitles available. To view video at full size: Click on the box icon …

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Joint statement from East Bay legal services providers on the Alameda County eviction moratorium

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With the statewide eviction moratorium due to expire at the end of this month, many tenants have been left wondering what happens next. For those who rent in Alameda County, it is important to remember that the countywide moratorium will continue to protect you from most evictions beyond September 30, 2021. The Alameda County Eviction …

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Housing Rights Video: COVID-19 Tenant Protections, the Alameda County Moratorium, and the CA Rental Assistance Program

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On June 3, 2021 BayLegal attorneys Palmer Buchholz and David Canela joined Crystal Warren of the Independent Living Association – Alameda County, to present and answer questions on a range of housing rights issues. Watch below to learn about tenant rights during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alameda County eviction moratorium, and the CA Rental Assistance …

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New Resource for Youth Advocates: Ensuring Stability and Success for Youth Tenants in THP-Plus

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Bay Area Legal Aid is pleased to announce the publication of Ensuring Stability And Success For Youth Tenants In THP Plus. Co-authored by advocates from the Youth Law Center and Britt Harwood of BayLegal’s Youth Justice team, this resource is intended to help advocates improve housing stability and ongoing access to supportive services for their …

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New Resources for Tenants Available on BayLegal Website

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New resources for tenants facing eviction are available on Bay Area Legal Aid’s website. The new Self-Help Eviction Unlawful Detainer Answer Packet is designed to help tenants represent themselves in unlawful detainer actions and has been updated according to current state law and Judicial Council policy during the pandemic. The answer packet is part of …

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2018 Youth Homelessness Report

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Building a Safety Net for the Safety Net: Legal Aid Partnership with Youth Insights from Bay Area Legal Aid’s Youth Homelessness Project [July 2018 Report] 2018 BayLegal Youth Homelessness Project Report Download – 2018 BayLegal Youth Homelessness Project Report

Contra Costa County Tenant Housing Resources – Recursos para Inquilinos del Condado de Contra Costa

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Contra Costa County: Tenant Housing Resources * If you are a tenant – you only have 5 days to file an Answer with the Court after you have received a Summons (SUM-130) and Complaint (UD-100).* Forms Packets available: Martinez Court Clerk’s Window for Unlawful Detainers – Court employee: Clerk* 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Pittsburg …

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