Street Law's empowering Legal Life Skills lessons are a great option for youth-serving organizations wishing to integrate education about the law into their program offerings. The lessons are designed to boost participant knowledge and build key life skills, like conflict resolution, decision-making, communication, analytical thinking, and advocacy.
The lesson library is an ideal fit for organizations serving:
- Youth in the juvenile justice system
- Youth in the child welfare system
- Crossover youth who are impacted by multiple systems
- Re-entry youth and adults
- LGBTQ+ youth
- Homeless youth and adults
- Youth in alternative education settings
- Girls and women
- Survivors of intimate partner violence
Street Law is available to partner with organizations wishing to train their staff to implement a Legal Life Skills Program.
Unit 1: Housing & Employment Law
- Negotiating & Signing a Residential Lease
- Rights & Responsibilities After Moving Into a Rental Property
- Interviewing for a Job: Know Your Strengths & Your Rights
- Rights & Responsibilities in the Workplace
Unit 2: Financial Literacy
- Introduction to Credit
- Applying for Credit
- Avoiding & Resolving Credit Problems
- Banking Basics
Unit 3: Personal and Public Safety
- The True Costs of Crime
- Dating & Sexual Assault
- Triggers: Skills for Managing Anger
- Rights & Responsibilities During an Arrest
- Use of Force or Deadly Force
- Restorative Justice & Supporting Victims of Crime
- Child Abuse & Neglect: Reducing Risk. Building Resilience,
- Traffic Stops: Your Rights & Responsibilities
Unit 4: The Court System, Public Policy, & Civic Engagement
- Introduction to Criminal Law: Should It Be a Crime?
- Introduction to the Juvenile Justice System
- What Does a Good Citizen Know, Believe, and Do?
- Gun Laws: What Are They? What Should They Be?
Format: Three-ring binder containing 20 lesson plans, plus access to web-based ancillary materials (individual units are also available for sale)