Cases, Projects, Resources: Children & Youth Law Clinic

Current and Former Foster Youth

Clinic clients are primarily current and former foster youth. Nationwide studies have shown that a disproportionate number of foster youth end up homeless, on welfare, institutionalized in state mental hospitals or in prison after they leave foster care. The Children & Youth Law Clinic helps Florida's foster youths avoid those dire outcomes by helping them get the support they need from state government to make the difficult transition to self-sufficient adulthood.

The Clinic primarily represents children and young adults in the following matters:

  • Dependency
  • Road to Independence (RTI) and other independent living advocacy and administrative hearings
  • Special Education
  • Medicaid and Medicaid Waiver administrative hearings
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Public Benefits
  • Emancipation
  • Temporary Custody by Relative Caregivers
  • Guardianship
  • Immigration

Children and Youth Law Clinic Publications