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LAJC Celebrates Governor Northam’s School Safety Budget Amendment
Richmond, Virginia (December 13, 2018) – Today’s budget proposal from Governor Northam to dramatically increase funding for school counselors across the Commonwealth is a huge victory for students, parents, and educators! The Governor is proposing to increase funding for school counselors by $36 million next year as part of a three-year plan to reduce caseloads from the curent ratio of one counselor per 425 students to the nationally-recognized best practice of one counselor per 250 students.
The Legal Aid Justice Center (LAJC) fights injustice in the lives of individual Virginians while rooting out exploitative policies and practices that keep people in poverty. LAJC uses impact litigation, community organizing, and policy advocacy to solve urgent problems in areas such as housing, education, civil rights, employment rights, immigration, healthcare and consumer finance.