Special Education, Youth, and Juvenile Justice

This page has information on emancipation, special education, or when kids have trouble in school.


Legal Information: Booklets

Emancipation Information

This link will download a booklet on emancipation. 

Special Education, School Fees, Riding the School Bus 

This link will take you to a page with booklets from Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see information on school fees or riding the school bus. 

Special Education Resources for Memphis Area

This link talks about help available in Memphis if your kids are having problems in school. 


Statewide Social Services Resources


Help by phone - Dial 211 for Tennessee’s community services help line; or visit the 211 website:


Kid Central is a one-stop shop for Tennessee families to connect with important information and resources provided by Tennessee state departments.



Standard Court Forms for all of Tennessee

These forms are provided by the state. They can be filed in any county in the state. If you need help filling out the forms, you can ask a lawyer in your area.  


Legal Help or Representation

TN Free Legal Answers

Volunteer Lawyers Who Will Answer Questions for Free Online

How it works:  

  1. We'll ask you some questions to see if we can help you. If we can help, you'll make an account.
  2. Ask your non-criminal legal question. 
  3. We will e-mail you when your question receives a response. Come back to the web site and sign in to read the response.

Statewide Directory

Directory of Legal Aid Attorneys and Other Agencies by County

Special Education, Youth, and Juvenile Justice

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