Kids & the Law

Hot off the Presses!

The 4th edition of Kids and the Law: A User’s Guide to the Juvenile Court is now available


“This book has been proven to be an indispensable resource for children and families involved with juvenile court and for those who serve them.” – Marylou Sudders, Massachusetts Secretary of Health and Human Services


The highly anticipated 4th edition includes updates from the April 2018 Criminal Justice Reform Act. Kids and the Law answers, in a simple question-and-answer format with bilingual (English/Spanish) facing pages, questions related to juvenile court involvement in Massachusetts.


We are accepting orders! Kids and the Law is available at $15.00 per copy. Discounts are provided for purchases of 10 or more books. To place an order, please submit the form below.

View a full copy of Kids and the Law here! 


Kids and the Law Order Form


Pricing Information

1-9 Books – $15.00 each

10-49 Books – $13.00 each

50-99 Books – $11.00 each

100+ Books – $9.00 each


History of Kids and the Law


In 1996, ACS began publishing Kids and the Law: A User’s Guide to the Court System, a book co-authored by Rebecca Pries, co-chair of MAJCC, and attorney Carol Rosensweig. Kids and the Law serves as a valuable resource for adolescents, families, and other professionals.This bilingual guide to the court system is currently being used by:

  • Families of court-involved youth
  • Schools
  • Colleges
  • Probation departments
  • Lawyers representing court-involved youth
  • Hospitals
  • Libraries
  • Broad spectrum of professionals who work with children and families


This project has been made possible by the generous support of the C.F. Adams Foundation, Gary and Mary Pforzheimer, and the ACS Board of Directors.