Use your Find Legal Answers resources to promote awareness of legal issues to young people
Many libraries are involved in events and activities during Youth Week. You can use your Find Legal Answers resources to promote awareness of legal issues during Youth Week and at other times of the year.
Find Legal Answers website
The Legal information for young people page links to online booklets, factsheets and sources of legal help for young people.
Subject resource sheets
The following subject resource sheets show you how to find information on the Find Legal Answers website, highlighting some of the resources available. You can print these out and add them to your showbags or promotional material.
Information resources to promote
Use these books from your Find Legal Answers Tool Kit in library displays:
- The Law handbook - there are lots of chapters relevant and of interest to young people including:
- Chapter 7 Children and young people
- Chapter 20 Driving and traffic law
- Chapter 21 Drug offences
- Chapter 22 Employment
- Chapter 27 Housing
- Tenants' rights manual: a practical guide to renting in NSW
Legal Aid NSW has a number of free pamphlets you can order. Go to the Order a publication page and select the Young people topic. Recommended pamphlets are:
- Get court smart (Booklet)
- Get street smart: Under 18s: know your legal rights (Booklet)
- Ripped off – your rights about unpaid wages and entitlements at work (Booklet)
- What are my legal rights? (Booklet)
Planning an event
Legal Aid NSW provides specialised legal education sessions for young people, teachers and community workers that promote a better understanding of the law and how it can affect young people. Specialist solicitors from the Community Legal Education Branch help young people to know their rights, understand their responsibilities and know where to go if they need help. You may wish to partner with Legal Aid to host a talk in your library.
Legal Aid's When Can I? page has information about the age young people are legally able to do certain things, eg get a job, see a doctor alone. There is also an online Kahoot quiz.
Promotion and reporting
Promotional material items such as bookmarks, brochures, magnets and showbags are available to order for your event or activity.
IMPORTANT! Don't forget to report your event or activity via our online form.
Twitter, Facebook and other forms of social media are effective methods of communication. You could use these channels to provide links to useful online resources in order to promote legal information.
Use the youth social media campaign to let the young people in your community know about the legal information available to them.