What we believe

We believe that an injustice against a child can last a lifetime. We are committed to addressing the most pressing needs of vulnerable youth in Maine to ensure their safety, wellbeing, and access to a meaningful education.

In 2004, Pine Tree Legal Assistance created KIDS LEGAL, a specialty unit within Pine Tree that is exclusively focused on addressing the unique needs of low-income children and youth in Maine. KIDS LEGAL is Maine’s first and only children’s rights project.

What we do

We provide direct representation to children, youth, and parents or caregivers on their behalf. We also provide consultations and trainings in Maine about the rights of children and youth.

How you can support us

Because KIDS LEGAL does not charge our clients for our services, we ask the public to support us with financial contributions. We can't do this work without community support: You can make a difference in the lives of children.

KIDS LEGAL is a project of Pine Tree Legal Assistance, a well-established 501(c)(3) with a strong reputation, locally and nationally.

To make a donation to KIDS LEGAL, you can:

How you can request legal help

Contact us to request legal help, or request a consultation or training.