The Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Direct representation, impact litigation and advocacy to ensure that students with disabilities, especially mental disabilities, in Washington, D.C. charter schools receive needed services in inclusive educational settings.
Direct representation, community education and policy advocacy for low-income youth who transgress gender norms to ensure safe housing placement, and health care access in homeless shelters, foster care settings and juvenile justice facilities.
Advocacy for early education and intervention rights of children ages 0-5 by educating parents of their rights, identifying obstacles to use, and providing direct legal assistance and policy advocacy to lower those obstacles.
Advocacy to preserve foster youth's rights to permanency and expediency of placement. The project will proceed on three levels: direct representation, resource creation to facilitate cases in other jurisdictions, and policy advocacy.
Will secure legal protection for victims of human trafficking, train law enforcement and social service providers to identify and properly refer victims and expand favorable precedent for trafficking victims through litigation.
Direct representation, community education and impact litigation to empower low-income, Spanish- and Mandarin-speaking New Yorkers to combat and be free from fraudulent and deceptive business practices by predatory for-profit schools.
Advocacy to create New Jersey's first English Language Learner project to represent and advocate for low-income ELL students in Education Law Center's priority areas, particularly special education, student discipline, bullying and school admissions.
Advocacy to meet the transition and treatment needs of dependent and delinquent youth ages 14-21 with disabilities, through representation, impact litigation and training so that they can become successful adults.
American Civil Liberties Union - Immigrants' Rights Project
New York, NY
Will challenge discrimination against immigrant youth brought to the United States as children, who are commonly known as "Dreamers," in education and employment through direct representation, impact litigation, public education and advocacy.
Will establish a medical-legal partnership to provide integrated comprehensive legal services to the low-income, Spanish-speaking working immigrant community in the East Bay. Will establish an on-site legal clinic at La Clinica de la Raza.
Will provide education advocacy for young children in the Massachusetts child welfare system to ensure that they receive services to address developmental delays early in life and enter kindergarten with a strong foundation for educational success.
Direct representation of low-wage workers fighting against wage theft and the unjust denial of unemployment compensation benefits. Will also provide educational materials, targeted outreach and monthly clinics at community centers.
University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)
DNA - People's Legal Services
Window Rock, AZ
Provision of comprehensive legal services to victims of domestic violence in the most underserved areas of the Navajo Nation. Will collaborate with medical providers and community organizations to maximize project reach.
Will provide direct representation to low-income immigrant workers in tax controversy cases, including negotiating offers and compromise, representing clients in collection due process hearings and requesting audit reconsideration, among other services. Will also develop language-appropriate education programs and materials to increase the tax literacy of low-income immigrant communities.
Direct representation of low-income tenants in Cook County whose health is threatened by their landlords' failure to maintain their units in accordance with the law. Will collaborate with community organizations and medical providers to leverage individual cases for systemic change.
University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
A New Way of Life Reentry Project
Los Angeles, CA
Assist persons who have past criminal records to remove barriers to employment and ensure success at reentering society through direct representation, affirmative litigation, community education and policy advocacy.
Direct representation to homeless and runaway youth to mitigate the civil consequences of past convictions, so that they can gain access to employment, affordable housing, education and welfare benefits.