Youth Law Project offers wide range of civil legal services
Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid’s (MMLA) Youth Law Project (YLP) provides comprehensive civil legal services to youth up to the age of 24 who are abused, neglected, experiencing or are at risk of homelessness or sexual exploitation, or have questions about safety, minor consent, access education, public benefits, obtaining government identification, or any other civil legal issues. We do not handle criminal cases.
Since 2014, the YLP has been providing comprehensive civil legal services to sexually exploited youth in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Safe Harbor/No Wrong Door network with a focus on outreach to Native and LGBTQ+ youth.
In addition to advice and representation, the YLP also provides training on youth rights and responsibilities for staff and youth alike, ranging from informal question and answer to “Know Your Rights” presentations. The YLP does take calls and/or emails from youth or agency staff anywhere in the state of Minnesota who would like help from an attorney.