CalFresh for Minors – new resource

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Thanks to Youth Justice law clerk Haleigh Cotton for developing this quick reference sheet for unaccompanied youth applying for CalFresh benefits. Please distribute widely to youth clients or peers, and consult the resource list on our main Youth Justice page for additional information and links to our youth self-referral form.   Download the PDF document …

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Know Your Rights: The McKinney-Vento Act (education rights for youth experiencing homelessness)

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BayLegal’s Youth Justice team has assembled a Know Your Rights document and resource list on the McKinney-Vento Act’s protections for youth experiencing homelessness. Many thanks to the YJ team’s high school interns, who have worked this summer to research and design this resource! Download the PDF here, and check out the main Youth Justice page …

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New resources from BayLegal’s Youth Justice team

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BayLegal’s Youth Justice team has added two new resources: RFA Cheat Sheet for for Emergency Placement & Criminal Record Exemptions Know Your Rights! – Consent Be sure to check out the main Youth Justice resource page for these and other materials covering youth interactions with law enforcement, foster care, educational rights and a range of …

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Apply to the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program before March 31st, 2022!

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The last day to apply to the California COVID-19 Rent Relief Program is March 31, 2022. Apply now! What tenants should know about the rent relief program: If you experienced financial hardship during the pandemic and have unpaid rent, you can apply at housingiskey.com to get up to 18 months of free rent and utilities …

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New Resources for Equal Opportunity Hiring: Impact Fund’s Advocacy Guide for School Districts After the Killian Settlement

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Five people stand smiling in front of brick wall
In 2019, Bay Area Legal Aid, the Impact Fund, and the Safe Return Project reached a settlement in Killian v. West Contra Costa Unified School District. The settlement led to changes in the way the school district asked questions about applicants’ contacts with the criminal justice system, removing the use of background checks as a “gatekeeping” …

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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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Gavel And Small Model House On Wooden Table
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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