Free Legal Help for Current and Former Foster Youth: 1-877-313-3688


Since the courts have removed foster youth from their homes, foster youth and alumni are already involved in one or more legal matters. Foster youth and alumni face unique legal challenges that range from having a say in their own medical treatment to locating their siblings or other family members which whom they have lost contact.

The Texas Foster Youth Project provides legal support and guidance to foster youth and alumni across Texas. The Texas Foster Youth Project is a special project of Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. and is funded in part by the Texas Supreme Court’s Permanent Judicial Commission For Children, Youth & Families.

Here are some of the legal problems we might be able to help you with:

  • Getting a copy of your own CPS record
  • Going to your CPS court hearings
  • Letting the court know what you think about where you live, go to school and other care and services you are receiving while in foster care
  • Having a say in what medication you take and making medical decisions
  • Getting a Texas identification card, original birth certificate and Social Security card
  • Getting benefits that former foster youth can receive such as: college tuition and other funds to assist you in getting education and training, money
  • Immigration
  • Getting into programs and training to help you move from foster care to living on your own
  • Staying in contact with siblings
  • Name Change
  • Any other legal questions or concerns you have

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Download the Texas Foster Youth Justice Project Brochure*

*Indicates a resource developed by the Texas Foster Youth Justice Project, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. or Texas C-Bar. Please download, copy, and distribute. Complete Resource List