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Meet Our Team

If you need help, please call us at (860) 570-5327 or (203) 335-0719.
You can also email us at speakupteens@cca-ct.org. Please do not include any information that is confidential.

Sending us an email does not mean that we are your lawyers.
We will read the information you send and will contact you to learn more.

Remember, our help is free, but we can help only with legal issues in Connecticut.

For information about help in other states, contact the National Runaway Safeline.

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Nate Fox

 Hi there! As you read this, there’s a good chance that you or someone you know is going through something right now, struggling to stay in school because of something in life or at home. Having an issue with your housing, or the place you’re staying. Struggling to obtain an important piece of identification, or to receive the services and support that you were promised? That’s where I come in.

My name is Nate Fox, and I’m a staff attorney here at the Center, where I work on youth justice issues related to homelessness and housing instability. What this means is that I’m a lawyer who fights for the rights of teens and young adults who are going through difficult situations. I am very passionate about these issues because even though I have never been without a stable place to live, I had multiple friends who went through this when I was a teen, and who stayed with me and my parents at times. So I understand how frustrating and unfair it can feel – no one wants to feel like they do not matter like they have no rights, or like they have no options to make things better.

I can’t promise that I will always have a legal solution to your situation, but I will always work hard with you to identify what options you may have, what resources may be available, and what steps can be taken to improve or fix your situation. I know you’re making big decisions in your life and I want you to have the right information to make those decisions. Remember that our help is free and confidential and that you should always reach out to me even if you’re not sure if I can help. One thing I’ve learned in life is that no one can help you if you never ask – so please, ask! I am here to be your resource. nfox@cca-ct.org



Stacey Violante Cote

I am a lawyer and my job is to advocate for teens who are facing problems that make it hard to finish school. Sometimes, the law can help with those problems. That’s where I come in.

I worked from a legal clinic in a high school for a few years. I’ve worked with many teens who had to move around a lot because of a bad situation at home, or because their family has no place to live. This can cause problems at school, too.

I work with LGBT youth, teen parents, and with teens who are new to this country – and many of them are trying to make it on their own. I use the law to help teens at school, in court (but not criminal or delinquency courts), and to help teens know what their rights are.

One thing you can expect from me is honesty. I’ll tell you if I think the law can help and how, even if the answer is not what you wanted to hear. I know you’re making big decisions in your life and I want you to have the right information to make those decisions. Remember that our help is free and confidential. sviolante@cca-ct.org