LegalWays: Living Away From Home
By Jennifer Bloom and Sally Revak
This lesson from the LegalWays curriculum focuses on emancipation, which is a difficult area to understand because there is no specific Minnesota statute that lists the requirements and the procedure to become emancipated. This lesson describes emancipation and how it occurs using a student reading with guiding questions. In some states, the law provides specific procedure for emancipation.
- Understand the function of the people involved in the juvenile protection area.
- Learn about the legal rights and responsibilities of parents and children.
- Understand the various ways in which the juvenile system attempts to take of care of juveniles and their families.
- Learn where to go for help.
Time to Complete
One class period
- LegalWays Curriculum Overview
- Juvenile Protection Teaching Guide
- Student Handout Living Away From Home
See Juvenile Protection Teaching Guide
LegalWays curriculum was funded by Grant No. 95-JS-FX-0300 from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice.