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Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
Source: Center for Law and Social Policy

The website of the Center for Law and Social Policy which includes a variety of publications on topics such as Childbearing and Pregnancy Prevention, Child Care and Early Education, Child Support and Fathers, Child Welfare, Civil Legal Assistance, Couples and Marriage Policy, Disconnected Youth, Postsecondary Education and Training, Prisoner Re-entry, Project for the Future of Equal Justice, Welfare Policy, Work-Life and Workforce Development and Transitional Jobs.
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Uniform Minor Student Capacity to Borrow Act -- RCW 26.30
Source: Washington State Legislature

Links to Washington statutes regarding students´┐Ż, who are 16 or older, ability to borrow money.
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Families and Children
Source: US Department of Health and Human Services

A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website that has links to different agencies and organizations that deal with child health care, adoption, immunization, education and other topics.
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Tools for Schools
Source: Washington State Office of the Attorney General

Resources on youth violence including bullying, teen dating violence and school safety.
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Collegiate Funding Service Consolidation Homepage
Source: Collegiate Funding Services

A site that helps you find out if student loan consolidation is right for you as well has an offering of consolidation services.
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Source: National Consumers League

LifeSmarts is a classroom or group activity that teaches teens to be responsible consumers and citizens by focusing on Personal Finance, Health and Safety, Environment, Technology and Consumer Rights and Responsibilities. Teams may participate in a national competition.
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Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids--Duties and Responsibilities of Citizens
Source: United States Government Printing Office

Description of voting rights and responsibilities; why one should vote; what voters vote on in elections
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Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids--Voter Registration
Source: United States Government Printing Office

A basic explanation of who is eligible to vote, why we as citizens should vote, and how to register to vote
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The Rights of Public School Students in Washington State
Source: American Civil Liberties Union of Washington

A guide for students that provides a summary "...of the current laws which govern a student's life in Washington's public primary and secondary schools [and a description of] what can happen if a public school student violates school rules and regulations and what a student can do who believes his or her rights have been violated." Topics include: Guidelines for handling your own problems: being your own advocate; compulsory attendance; freedom of speech; the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures; student records; the right to a free public education; discipline; religious issues; and police in public schools.
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26.28 RCW Age of Majority
Source: Washington State Legislature

Revised Code of Washington listing of Age of Majority and rights of emancipation.
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Close Up Foundation
Source: Close Up Foundation

The website of the Close Up Foundation, which offers civic education programs and materials that "empower people to become informed, engaged citizens in our democracy." The organizations offers a variety of programs for middle school students, high school students, teachers and lifelong learners.
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Preventing At-Risk Behavior For Washington Youth
Source: Washington State Institute for Public Policy

A website that offers information about the prevention of At-Risk behaviors in Washington State along with statistics and relevant articles.
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Youth & Youth-at-Risk Programs
Source: Municipal Research & Services Center of Washington

A definition of the programs available to families with At-Risk children along with multiple links to various programs and articles.
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Effective Schooling Practices and At-Risk Youth: What the Research Shows
Source: NW Regional Educational Laboratory

This site describes what attributes a school offers help in reducing At-Risk behaviors in children.
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Trends in At-Risk Behaviors in Washington Youths
Source: Washington State Institute for Public Policy

List of top trends in juvenile behavior that lead to Problem behavior. Includes also articles on the current state of juvenile crime.
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Juvenile Offenders and Troubled Teens
Source: North Carolina Wesleyan College

A very large site that includes a detailed glossary or At-Risk terms, along with statistics and essays about the cause and solution of At-Risk behavior. Written by Dr. Tom O'Connor.
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Global Youth Action Network
Source: Global Youth Action Network

The website of the Global Youth Action Network, which promotes youth participation in local communities, national government processes and international policy-making institutions. The website includes information about several programs youth can get involved in.
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