For Youth & Their Families

Being arrested and prosecuted can be confusing and frightening. It can also make young people and their families feel powerless. Part of what we do is try and change that. You aren’t powerless. You have the right to defend yourself, to fight for your future, to be heard, and to change the system.

Photo by Maile Lani

Power starts with knowledge. In this section of the site, we have collected some resources about your rights and the juvenile justice system. We hope that these resources will also help you understand our role, including what we owe you and how you can complain if you aren’t happy with our work.