Youth & 

Young Adults

Legal Advocacy

We help to assist youth between the ages of 12 and 26 who have been affected by incarceration and allow themselves to sustain themselves in the community and break out of the system.


This assistance occurs in 3 different Tiers. Innumerable families have been helped through our legal advocacy, and we hope to help youth and young adults see beyond the current scope of their situation and provide a hope for the future.


The present you live in now does not provide a basis for where you belong in the future.


  • We assist people that are court involved. This includes free legal advocacy and pre sentence investigation reports.

  • Generally, the court’s only perspective is from a court-appointed official who creates a pre sentence investigation report from their view. We aim to provide a contrasting opinion on the situation.

  •  A narrative from the individual's perspective can create more hope in the wake of sentencing.

  • We do not claim to be trained practitioners of the law, our expert is a trained paralegal, not a lawyer. We consider ourselves advocates. 

  • However, all consulting occurs in front of the council, who can vocalize their disagreement at any time.


  • Breaking Barriers provides a bridge between lawyers and individuals going through the court system. 

  • We provide legal advocacy that will break down the legal language and present situations in a more understandable language.


  • Support and leadership groups help youth process the trauma of incarceration.

  • A confidential support circle creates a much-needed safe haven.

  • Speaking about your experiences and listening to the experiences of others is part of the experience, but we also help create coping mechanisms and alternatives for the individuals.

  • Our aim is to create resources for youth to better navigate these issues, and skills to provide a wider breadth of opportunities.



Breaking Barriers

2821 N Vel R Phillips Ave, Suite 223

Milwaukee, WI 53212