The Center for Children’s Advocacy is a non-profit law firm that provides civil legal representation and advocacy for youth up to the age of 24 who are returning from confinement to their communities in the Greater Hartford, New Britain, New Haven and Bridgeport areas. The Center provides assistance to youth who are experiencing barriers to re-entry based on their history of confinement. Our attorneys help youth review and understand their record, learn about erasing or expunging their record, assist with going back school, re-entering DCF, job or vocational license denials, as well as denial of housing opportunities. Our attorneys and staff also help youth experiencing barriers in obtaining personal identification and/or drivers’ licenses, and provide help accessing benefits such as SNAP,HUSKY and cash assistance.
65 Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT 06105
(860) 570-5327 x 228 or (860) 570-5327 x 261
Hartford Office: 2074 Park Street, Hartford, CT 06106
Bridgeport Office: 211 State Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604
CJJA is dedicated to stopping the criminalization of children and youth. The Alliance works to reduce the number of children and youth entering the juvenile and criminal justice system; and advocates a safe, effective, and fair system for those involved.
2470 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06605
(203) 579-2727 (Statewide Services)