Adolescent Health Center

Youth Represent is a holistic youth defense and advocacy non-profit organization that works in partnership with the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center to provide legal services to our adolescent patients and their families.  It provides much needed legal advice and representation for young teenagers at risk on criminal, family, employment, education, public benefits, civil and housing law-related matters. Youth Represent’s criminal work includes direct legal representation in criminal court as well as assisting client’s in developing an accurate understanding of their criminal background. Another common area of need is the legal name and gender marker change process. Youth Represent works closely with the Health Center’s transgender and gender nonconforming patient population and provides legal representation and advocacy to help patients obtain identity documents that accurately reflect their identity. Youth Represent is staffed by an attorney and paralegal who provide services on site at the Adolescent Health Center four days a week.