A Guide to the Juvenile Justice Act 2018
UNICEF has kindly given permission for the electronic version of their guide to be made available on our site as a means of public education
Please click here to access the guide
Sexual Offences Handbook
Help & Shelter has kindly given permission for the electronic version of their Sexual Offences Act Handbook to be made available on our site as a means of public education
Financial eligibility is determined by a means test. You will be asked about the size of your family (you, your spouse or partner and any dependents), your gross family income (before taxes) and the value of any property you own (e.g., car, house, jewellery).
Before the Children’s Legal Aid Project began, unless a young person lived independently, the income of his/her parents or guardians determined eligibility.
Since the Project began, there has been and is no financial eligibility requirement for persons under 18, and although the Project is based in Georgetown, the same applies to legal aid for children at our other offices.
Protection from Domestic Violence (GAWL 2022)
This factsheet tells you about the law relating to domestic violence, and how to apply for a protection
GAWL's Revised The Law & You Series
The Guyana Association of Women Lawyers has embarked upon a project to update their The Law and You Booklet series. The updates will be done in parts in the form of factsheets covering the areas in the current The Law and You IV Booklet. It is the intention of GAWL to prepare a factsheet every month and when all the chapters and areas of law are updated, the factsheets will be compiled to form The Law and You V booklet.
GAWL's The Law and You Series
The Guyana Association of Women Lawyers has kindly given permission for their “The Law and You IV" booklet to be made available on our website as a means of public education
Booklets about the Revised Constitution of Guyana 2001
The Women and Gender Equality Commission has kindly given permission for the electronic version of their booklets on the Revised Constitution of Guyana 2001 to be made available on our website as a means of public education.
Red Thread's Household Guide to the Domestic Violence Act
Red Thread Women's Development Organisation has kindly given permission for their Household Guide to the Domestic Violence Act to be accessed from our website.