Managing Attorney – Youth Justice

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Regional Managing Attorney Youth Justice
Are you interested in leading a team of attorneys and social workers to empower youth to achieve greater safety, stability, and permanency? Join BayLegal’s dynamic Youth Justice Team! Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal) is committed to ensuring fairness in the civil legal system for the most marginalized members of our community and addressing systemic inequities …

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BayLegal Attorneys Represent Client Causes at American Bar Association Annual Meeting

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During the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Annual Meeting in San Francisco, held August 8-9, 2019, BayLegal attorneys shared their expertise on legal services for youth who have been victims of human trafficking, people impacted by the opioid epidemic, and people experiencing housing instability in Contra Costa County. Palmer Buchholz, Staff Attorney with the Youth Justice …

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Free Clinic to Seal Juvenile Records

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Bay Area Legal Aid is offering a free legal clinic to seal juvenile records for eligible individuals on April 11, 2019, from 4:00pm-6:00pm at Opportunity Junction in Antioch. When you seal your juvenile records relating to an arrest or court case, the court deems the arrest or court case “never to have occurred.” This means …

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BayLegal represents San Francisco teen client fighting eviction from his late grandmother’s apartment

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A story in the March 7, 2019 SF Chronicle by Kimberly Veklerov presents the case of Terrance Hall. Mr. Hall, 18 years old and working to complete his senior year in high school, is fighting an attempt by The John Stewart Company to remove him from the public housing unit he shared with his grandmother …

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Congratulations to Brian Blalock

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Brian Blalock, one of the founding visionaries of Bay Area Legal Aid’s Youth Justice Project, and most recently law and policy director at Tipping Point Community in San Francisco, is the new Cabinet Secretary of New Mexico’s Children, Youth and Families Department. This article in the Santa Fe New Mexican gives a glimpse of Brian’s …

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Announcing a major new legal resource for homeless youth

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With the launch of the Homeless Youth Handbook, advocates and California youth who are unhoused, precariously housed, or transitioning out of homelessness have gained a major new set of legal resources. A multi-year, multi-state pro bono initiative by Baker McKenzie in partnership with corporate partners and a broad range of legal services and youth support organizations, …

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BayLegal Lawsuit Helps Spotlight Systemic Problems with Juvenile Detention in 4 Bay Area Counties

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A November 9th story on NBC Bay Area by Liz Wagner, Michael Bott, and Jeremy Carroll finds that 4 of 5 Bay Area counties investigated are deciding in a majority of cases to hold kids in pre-trial juvenile detention when their own assessment tools indicate pre-trial release. This investigative report emerged from discussions between BayLegal …

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Our Impact: Working Together for Youth Justice

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Clearinghouse Community: Collateral Consequences of Juvenile Court Involvement
Collateral Consequences of Juvenile Court Involvement Youth who have been involved in the juvenile court system face numerous barriers to getting a job, obtaining safe housing, and furthering their education. This month’s Clearinghouse highlights BayLegal’s Youth Justice Project as a model of successful partnerships between civil legal aid attorneys and public defenders. The Youth Justice Project, which started …

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