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
- Probation departments
- Lawyers representing court-involved youth
- Broad spectrum of professionals who work with children and families
Kids and the Law is available in Spanish/English and Khmer/English editions to assist Hispanic and Cambodian communities. This book answers, in a simple question-and-answer format with bilingual facing pages, questions related to juvenile court involvement in Massachusetts.
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.
Please note: There have been extensive changes to the laws impacting the Massachusetts Juvenile Court system. The 4th edition of Kids and the Law is underway and will reflect these changes. In the meantime, ACS has published a copy of the Child Requiring Assistance applications & Resources and the School Discipline and Exclusions chapters. You can access these in Flipbook or download PDFs below.
Kids and the Law 3rd edition - Spanish/English - sold out
Kids and the Law 3rd edition (Khmer/English) - $10.00
CRA Booklet (Spanish/English) - $5.00
Discounts are provided for purchases of 10 or more books.