Vision & Goal
Street Law envisions communities where rule of law is strong—with fair, equal laws and policies; open and transparent government; and respect for fundamental human rights—powered by an engaged citizenry.
Through this initiative, Street Law strives to inspire and equip young people to
- believe that the rule of law is important
- have high expectations of their government and leaders
- advocate for rule of law in their communities
Street Law aims to work with communities to build a culture of rule of law from the ground up. Through partnerships with local civil society organizations, Street Law will offer young people the opportunity to learn about how their government works, the rule of law, and how to advocate for changes that will improve their communities.
A strong foundation of rule of law is fundamental for communities that want to offer opportunity and equality to their citizens. While vital, it is not enough to work only with government institutions, political leaders, or the professional legal community to create that foundation. Rule of law will only exist in communities where the people are committed to it—where there is a culture of support for rule of law. We can help build communities that strive to achieve and ensure the rule of law.
Street Law’s powerful programs have been proven to increase knowledge of the law, build the skills necessary for engaging in civic life, and instill beliefs in the importance of law and civic engagement.