Special Education, Youth, and Juvenile Justice

This page has information on emancipation, special education, and what to do if your kid is having trouble in school.

Legal Information: Booklets

Emancipation Information

This link will download a booklet on emancipation from Legal Aid of East Tennessee.

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. You can find info on special education, school fees, and riding the school bus.

Special Education Resources for Memphis Area

If your kid is having problems in school, this resource from Memphis Area Legal Services talks about getting help in your area.


Statewide Social Services:

211 Tennessee - United Way

For help by phone, dial 211 for Tennessee’s community services help line or visit the 211 website.

Kid Central

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

Legal Help or Representation:

TN Free Legal Answers

If you are in Tennessee, you can ask a lawyer for help with a legal issue at no cost.  It is fast and easy, and all you need is a computer. This is a FREE service for people who cannot afford a lawyer. 

How it works: 

  • You will answer a few questions to see if you qualify for their service. If you qualify, you will have the option to create an account.
  • If you are eligible, you can ask their volunteer attorneys a non-criminal question.
  • Once your question receives a response, you will get an email. You will need to sign into the website to read your response and ask any additional questions.

Visit https://tn.freelegalanswers.org/ to sign up.

Statewide Directory

The Statewide Directory provides information regarding Legal Aid Attorneys and other agencies by county in Tennessee.


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