Commission on Youth at Risk

The Commission's work is guided by the recommendations from the Youth at Risk Planning Conference held in February 2006 at the Center for Children, Families and the Law at the Hofstra University School of Law.

Homeless Youth Legal Network

Learn how legal service providers are currently bringing legal aid to young people struggling with homelessness; and, find out how you can get training and technical assistance for your legal service program. Read Preventing Homelessness for System-Involved Youth, which will appear in the upcoming National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Juvenile and Family Court Journal.

2017 Policy/Standards

What We Do

(1) We develop ABA policy and build on existing policy, (2) Provide legal education & programming to expand and enhance ABA and lawyer activity in these areas, (3) Coordinate with non-ABA entities working in these areas (4) Host roundtables, summit conferences, and other events, (5) and provide print and online resources.

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Join the ABA

If you are interested in working with the ABA on youth issues, we encourage you to become a member of the Association and get involved in our Commission work, as well as other ABA entities that address juvenile justice, children's rights, and other child-related issues.