Special education

Amicus Letter in Support of Petition for Review

Letter in support of Petition for Review in Campaign for Quality Education v. State of California; Robles-Wong v. State of California. MORE

Press Release - Educational Injustice

Press Release on the report "Educational Injustice: Barriers to Achievement and Higher Education for Youth in California's Juvenile Court Schools. MORE

Educational Injustice: Barriers to Achievement and Higher Education for Youth in California Juvenile Court Schools

Report by the Youth Law Center of the of the barriers to education for youth confined to detention facilities within California’s juvenile justice system. In the report, Youth Law Center examines ar... MORE

Executive Summary: Educational Injustice: Barriers to Achievement and Higher Education for Youth in California Juvenile Court Schools

Summary of Report detailing a study of the education system for youth confined to detention facilities within California’s juvenile justice system. In the report, entitled Educational Injustice: Bar... MORE

Education Issues Impacting Youth in the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems

This is a training outline that covers education issues impacting both juvenile justice and foster care youth. It was distributed at a training held on June 29, 2009. MORE

Demand Letter to CDE re: Failure to Monitor Juvenile Court Schools

This is a demand letter directed to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction concerning California’s failure to include juvenile court and county community schools in its special education mon... MORE

Step 6 – Children in the Child Welfare System - Tools for Promoting Educational Success and Reducing Delinquency

According to the National Center on Education, Disability and Juvenile Justice, the Tools for Success, is a "compendium of best practices for promoting the educational stability of youth with disabili... MORE

Policy Brief - Academic Supports

This California Foster Youth Education Task Force's policy brief descibes the various special academic supports for foster youth:  Students "at risk for retention", access to quality services to me... MORE

Getting Out of the Red Zone - Youth from the Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems Speak Out about the Obstacles to Completing their Education, and What Could Help

This publication describes the process the Youth Law Center underwent to conduct a series of focus groups of youth who were or had been in the juvenile justice or foster care systems, parents of such ... MORE

Melvin C. v. Schilling Maryland Correctional Special Education Action Plan

The Youth Law Center in collaboration with the Public Justice Center, Inc. and two private attorneys, filed Melvin C. v. Schilling against the Maryland Department of Education and the Department of Pu... MORE

Melvin C. v. Schilling Complaint

The Youth Law Center in collaboration with the Public Justice Center, Inc. and two private attorneys, filed Melvin C. v. Schilling against the Maryland Department of Education and the Department of Pu... MORE

Nick O. v. Terhune Stipulation and Order

Nick O. v. Terhune was a federal class action challenging the failure of the defendants to provide appropriate special education and related services to youth confined at the California Youth Authorit... MORE

Nick O. v. Terhune Complaint

Nick O. v. Terhune was a federal class action challenging the failure of the defendants to provide appropriate special education and related services to youth confined at the California Youth Authorit... MORE

Ramon v. Soto Stipulation and Settlement Agreement

Ramon v. Soto was a federal civil rights action that challenged several unlawful disciplinary procedures utilized at the Phoenix Indian High School. Specifically, the suit challenged removal of specia... MORE

Ramon v. Soto Complaint

Ramon v. Soto was a federal civil rights action that challenged several unlawful disciplinary procedures utilized at the Phoenix Indian High School. Specifically, the suit challenged removal of specia... MORE

Special Education and the Juvenile Justice System

http://www.ncjrs.gov/html/ojjdp/2000_6_5/contents.html – "This monograph is intended to inform judges, attorneys, advocates, probation officers, institutional staff, and other youth-serving professionals about the impact of special education issues on juven... MORE