Reports and Publications

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JUSTCHILDREN
Helping You Help Your Child: A Focus on Education (2014)
This handbook for parents covers tips for successful self-advocacy, as well as plain language guidance on complicated areas of education law such as special education, enrollment, student discipline, access to ESL services, and more.

Ayudandole a Ayudar a Su Hijo: En Enfoque en Educacion  (2011)
Esta guía para padres de familia incluye información que les ayudará a abogar directamente para sus hijos, tanto como orientaciones sobre áreas complicadas de la ley educativa, como la educación especial, la inscripción a la escuela, la disciplina estudiantil, el acceso a servicios de ‘inglés como segunda idioma,’ y más.

Prevention v. Punishment: Threat Assessment, School Suspensions, and Racial Disparities (2013)
The University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education and the Legal Aid Justice Center have partnered on a new report documenting the scope of racial disparities in school suspension in Virginia. The report also unveils the results of a new study demonstrating that use of the Virginia Student Threat Assessment Guidelines(VSTAG) is associated with lower rates of school suspensions, including a smaller racial discipline gap.

Educate Every Child: Promoting Positive Solutions to School Discipline in Virginia (2011)
This Policy Brief discusses the negative impact of school exclusion in Virginia and makes recommendations for making our schools safer, stronger, and more conducive to learning for all students.

IMMIGRANT ADVOCACY
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Fact Sheet English  Espanol (PDF) 
Details on the new deferred action program which temporarily protects people who came to the U.S. as children from deportation and allows them to apply for a work permit. Please also see our Powerpoint presentation intended to guide advocates through the application process.

In-State Tuition for DACA Recipients in Virginia – FAQ (PDF)

What to do in the Event of A Raid (PDF)

Qué Hacer Ante las Redadas – Versión Español (PDF)

ELDER LAW
Fact Sheet on Access and Visitation (PDF)

Fact Sheet on Residents Rights (PDF)

Key Components of Family Councils (PDF)

Rights of Family Councils(PDF)

HEALTH ADVOCACY
Teen Health Guide 
(PDF)