Direct Representation

DC Lawyers for Youth provides legal representation through our Legal & Policy Director, who is certified to accept court appointments to represent young people charged with delinquency matters in D.C. Superior Court. This program provides DCLY with real-time information on how the District’s youth justice system functions and informs DCLY’s systemic reform advocacy.  Through DCLY’s direct representation we are able to provide a more holistic menu of services to court-involved youth and directly address school to prison pipeline issues in the District.