1. What are my legal rights as a juvenile in the State of Connecticut? You have the right to an attorney. The court can give you one if you cannot afford to pay for
one. You have the right to remain silent because anything you say may be
used against you later. You have the right to be told everything about
what you are accused of doing.
2. How can I get information about services in the community? You can call INFOLINE at 211. INFOLINE is a
way you can get help by telephone or on the internet at
www.infoline.org.The hearing impaired can also reach the INFOLINE by TDD (Telecommunications
device for the deaf).
INFOLINE can give you information about housing,
money, health insurance, and benefits.
INFOLINE can also give you information about drug
and alcohol treatment, mental health treatment, suicide prevention,
help in a crisis and other social services.
INFOLINE workers speak different languages.
INFOLINE is a toll-free call from anywhere in
Connecticut and is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
What is a child from a Family with Service Needs (FWSN)? A juvenile 16 years old or
younger who has broken one of the rules of the Connecticut Statues
including running away from home, not going to school or obeying school
rules, and being beyond control of parents. (Section 46b-120(8) of the
Connecticut General Statues).