The time for kids
to learn about the law is before a law is broken.
Teen Law School offers two highly interactive public workshops, each packed with practical, useful information about typical teen behaviors and the local, state and federal laws that pertain to them.
Accompanied by an attorney with juvenile expertise, Teen Law School professional leaders expose “The Six D’s”, the leading legal dangers in teenage life today.
One by one, we teach teens to understand the pertinent local, state and federal laws in each category of behavior. We share stories and real court cases to illustrate the penalties that real judges are imposing on real kids. We explore the costs of breaking the law in terms of time, money and loss of freedom. And we help kids understand the real life consequences that even an accidental brush with the law can bring, now and in the future as they look for jobs, colleges, housing, professional licenses and even personal relationships.
Legal Rights Protection
When young people who don’t know their legal rights come into contact with police, they quite often unknowingly waive their rights and unintentionally give police the exact information they need to proceed directly to an arrest. We help young people learn to protect their rights and we teach them proper, respectful and responsible behavior should they ever come into contact with authorities, even during a routine traffic stop.
Teen Law School offers a one-hour presentation to parent groups at work, in worship communities and at schools. The focus of the hour is on "The Seven C's" -- the leading challenges facing parents of teenagers in today's legal environment. Topics include:
•The unique teenage brain •Peer pressures and why they work •The top legal dangers of teenage life •The zero tolerance environment
Teen Law School workshops can help parents understand, support and shore up protections around their teens.
Teens in our workshops report that by 10th grade, more than 80% of their classmates are drinking alcohol.
Arizona’s DUI laws are the most punitive in the nation and teens are usually charged as adults. Still, teens come into our workshops entirely unaware of the consequences they can face.
99% of the teens we meet in workshops are completely unaware that Arizona's strict sexual conduct laws can land consenting juveniles in jail and on sex offender registries.
Even first time drug violations can prevent young people from entering the military and receiving federal scholarship funds. The vast majority of teens coming into our workshops greatly underestimate the legal dangers of even casual drug involvement.
More and more teens are coming into contact with the juvenile justice system for sexting and other electronic forms of harassment and bullying. New laws exist that teens need to be aware of before they hit “send”.
Most common teenage offenses occur in dumb moments when kids aren’t thinking about consequences at all. We help kids understand the laws and consequences involved with:
Disturbing the Peace
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Law For Teens is a trademark of Teen Law School, Inc.