ALWAYS first opened its doors to provide legal services on-site at Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development, a homeless youth serving organization in Phoenix. Both ALWAYS and Tumbleweed quickly realized the immeasurable value of having in-house legal counsel available to homeless, trafficked, and abused youth at community programs where they were comfortable.
As we began to serve a greater number of young people and survivors of human trafficking, ALWAYS outgrew our offices at Tumbleweed and, in February 2015, we opened our law offices in Central Phoenix. To preserve the value of in-house counsel for young people, we began offering Community Law Clinics as a resource to youth-serving organizations and the young people they serve. Through our Community Law Clinics, ALWAYS legal staff hold regular hours on-site at a variety of youth serving programs in both Maricopa and Pima Counties.
Currently, ALWAYS holds regular Community Law Clinics at:
- Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development
- Native American Connections – HomeBase Youth Services
- Our Family Services
If you are interested in bringing Community Legal Clinics to your organization serving young people impacted by homelessness, human trafficking, and abuse, please contact us.
Read “Bright Idea: An Arizona Partnership Gives Young People In-House Legal Counsel,” a December 2014 publication highlighting our in-house legal counsel by the National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth.