Learn the ages for turning into an adult, and being eligible for emancipation, entering into contracts, suing in a court of law, and seeking medical treatment.
WA State Human Rights Commission: Guide to Service Animals and the Washington State Law Against Discrimination
Learn about Washington's laws regarding service animals and public accommodations, food establishments, housing and employment.
Visit our Disabilities resources page for local resources and to find activities where you can hang out with other teens:
Learn what is emancipation, its benefits, its limitations, age requirements and legal assistance.
Learn whether you should get emancipation, how to get emancipated without a legal declaration, how to get emancipated through a court order, and other emancipation laws.
This is a detailed report on the legal rights of transgender people and gender non-conforming people in the state of Washington. Topics vary from use of restrooms to rights in prisons to rights to healthcare. Although it is about legal topics, it is pretty easy to read and very informational.
WA State Human Rights Commission: Guide to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and the Washington State Law Against Discrimination
Learn about Washington's laws regarding sexual orientation and gender identity and general issues, insurance, employment and public accommodations.
Visit our LGBTQ+ resources page for local support groups and other LGBTQ-friendly resources, and to learn information about coming out, gender identities and more:
More legal information
If you are interested in having your juvenile criminal record sealed or destroyed, please visit this website to read information that explains the requirements and restrictions that determine whether or not you are eligible. If you are eligible, the forms you need are available on this same website.
Although this resource is helpful to all youth in general, learn about all the rights you have as a youth experiencing homelessness in Washington.
Learn more about your issue, your rights and where to find legal assistance near you regarding legal issues involving family and safety, housing, money and debt, immigration, seniors and health.
Visit our Homeless resources page if you are living on the streets, are couchsurfing, or are in unstable housing: