Federal and state law guarantee children with disabilities the right to receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE). Advocates in our Youth Justice Program work with families to ensure that all children receive the services and accommodations they need in school. We also seek to end policies and practices that perpetuate systemic racial inequities in Virginia’s special education system.
Special Education Pro Bono Project
In order to expand our capacity to provide individual legal assistance to income-eligible families in special education matters, LAJC operates a special education pro bono project. We train and partner with local attorneys to provide legal representation in the following special education areas:
- Eligibility/Child Find
- Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings
- Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE)
- State special education complaints
- Due process hearings