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66.   STUDENT ADVOCACY RESOURCES

 

A.     LEGAL RESOURCES

 

American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California

 

§  Advises Students About Their Civil Liberties

§  39 Drumm St. San Francisco CA 94103

§  415-621-2493

§  http://aclunc.org/

 

American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California

 

§  Advises Students About Their Civil Liberties

§  Los Angeles CA 90026

§  213- 977- 9500

§  http://www.aclu-sc.org/

 

American Civil Liberties Union San Diego and Imperial Counties

 

§  Advises Students About Their Civil Liberties

§  619-232-2121

§  http:/www.aclu.org/affiliates/californiasandiego

 

American Civil Liberties Union, National

 

§  Advises Students About Their Civil Liberties

§  http://www.aclu.org

 

Andrea Cook & Associates A Law Corporation

 

§  Long Beach, Ca 90802

§  Education Law

§  Website

 

Asian Pacific Islanders Legal Outreach

 

§  415-567-6255: San Francisco CA - Main Office

§  510-251-2846

§  Oakland CA

 

Bay Area Legal Services

 

§  Working Poor, Youth, Seniors, Veterans…

§  San Francisco to Livermore, Gilroy to Napa

§  1735 Telegraph Ave, Oakland CA 94612

§  510-663-4755

 

California Department Of Education Sacramento CA

 

§  1430 N Street

§  Sacramento, CA 95814

 

Educational Data Management Division

 

§  Categorical Programs Complaints Management

§  Jean Leonard

§  JLeonard@cde.ca.gov

§  916-319-0929

 

Educational Consultant Complaint Management

 

§  Kerry Ruzicka

§  kruzicka@cde.ca.gov

 

Uniform Complaint Procedures

 

§  California Code of Regulations, Title 5

§  Sec. 4600-4687

§  http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cp/uc/

§  Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) Brochure 

Uniform Complaint Procedures

Education Equity UCP Appeals Office

 

§  Discrimination, Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying,

§  Student Lactation Accommodations

§  LGBTQ Resources

§  916-319-8239

 

Uniform Complaint Procedures

Appealing School Board Decisions

 

§  Office of Equal Opportunity

§  Sharon Felix-Rochon, Director

§  1430 N. St., Suite 4206

§  Sacramento CA 95814

§  916-445-9174

 

§  For Complaint Help, Call Your County Bar Associations

 

Child Abuse Services, San Diego CA

 

Chadwick Center For Children & Families

 

§  Promotes Health And Well-Being Of Abused Children And Their Families

§  858-966-5814

§  http://www.chadwickcenter.com/about-us/

 

San Diego Center for Children                                                                                                               

§  Protects The Joy Of Childhood, Prevents Emotional Suffering and Incites Change

§  3002 Armstrong Street,

§  Linda Vista, San Diego, CA 92111

§  858-277-9550

§  https://www.centerforchildren.org/about-us/

 

Declues, Burkett & Thompson

 

§  Huntington Beach, Ca 92647-745

§  Education Law, Free Consultations

         

East Bay Community Law Center

 

§  Youth Defender Clinic

§  2921 Adeline St., Berkeley CA 94703

§  510-548-4040

§  webinquiry@ebclc.org

 

Ed Law Connect

 

§  Insights On California Education Law

§  http://edlawconnect.blogspot.com/

§  See Student Issues.

 

Educational Law Attorneys In California

 

§  https://www.google.com/search?q=Education+Law+Attorneys+In+California&oq=Education+Law+Attorneys+In+California&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l2.1326j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

 

Fiscal Crisis Management Assistance Team, FCMAT

 

§  Present Education Questions At

§  https://csis.fcmat.org/contact/helpdesk/Pages/default.aspx  

§  Submit Questions At Bottom Of Page

 

Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance

 

§  Student, Low-Income And Elderly Help

§  615 California Avenue, Bakersfield, Ca 93304

§  661-325-5943

 

Kosnett Law Firm

 

§  Los Angeles, Ca 90064

§  Education Law

§  Website

 

Lambda Legal and Education Fund

 

§  National: Civil Rights, Gay People, HIV…

§  Los Angeles, CA  90010-1729

§  213-382-7600, http://www.lambdalegal.org  

 

 

Law Offices Of John F. Martin

 

§  Walnut Creek, Ca 94597

§  Free consultations 

§  925-322-2767

§  Website

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Law Offices Of George I. Kita

 

§  Cerritos, Ca 90703

§  Education Law

§  Website

 

Lawyers Committee For Civil Rights

 

§  Legal Services, Suspension/Expulsion,

§  Low-Income Families

§  San Francisco CA 94105; 415-543-9444

§  info@lccr.com, www.lccr.com

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Legal Aid Bay Area, Oakland CA

 

§  Alameda County Regional Office

§  Youth Justice, Homeless, School, Health…

§  Free Assistance For Low Income People

§  800-551-5554

 

Legal Advice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Services For Children, Pro Bono Help

 

§  Advancing The Rights Of Youth Since 1975

§  1254 Market Street, 3rd Floor S. F. CA 94102

§  415-863-37862, www.lsc-sf.org

 

Michelle Ball, Education Law Attorney

§  717 K Street, Suite 228

§  Sacramento, CA 95814

§  916-444-9064

§  help@edlaw4students.com

§  http://edlaw4students.blogspot.com

 

NAACP

 

 National NAACP

 

§  www.naacp.org

 

California NAACP Units For Legal Help

 

§  www.ca-naacp.org/

 

  California NAACP State Conference

 

§  1215 K Street Suite 1609

§  Sacramento, CA 95814

§  916 498-1898

§  ca naacp

 

National Center For Youth Law

 

§  405 14th St. 14th Floor

§  Oakland CA 94612

§  510-835-8098

 

Nevers, Palazzo, Packard, Wildermuth & Wynner            

 

§  Education Law

§  Westlake Village, Ca 91361

§  Website

§  818-483-0195 

 

Public Advocates Inc. San Francisco CA

 

Nonprofit Law Firm And Advocacy Group Addressing Poverty, Discrimination, Housing And Education Issues

 

§  131 Steuart Street, Suite 300

§  San Francisco, CA 94105

§  Office: 415-431-7430

 

Public Counsel Law Center

 

The Nation's Largest Pro-Bono Law Firm

 

§  Home Office Los Angeles CA 90005

§  213-385-2977

§  http://www.publiccounsel.org/about_us

 

§  Laura Faer, Director Public Counsel Law Center

§  Education Rights Office Berkeley CA 94704

 

Peter Sturges, Educational Law Attorney

 

§  1404 Bernal Ave

§  Burlingame, CA 94010

§  415-254-9141

 

Rebecca L. Northcutt, Attorney

 

§  For Disability And Special Education Rights

§  520 Mission St, Santa Cruz, Ca 95060

§  831-423-2609, Justic4all@Aol.Com

§  www.Rebeccanorthcutt.com

 

Ruth M. Hargrove, Attorney

 

§  California Western School Of Law

§  Children's Rights/Civil Rights Law

§  Legal Services For Internet Users And Creators

§  New Media Rights

§  http://www.Newmediarights.Org/

 

Sally Smith, School Fees Specialist Attorney

 

§  San Diego CA

§  858-278-4275

§  majsmith@pacbell.net

 

San Francisco Legal Services For Children

 

§  Intake 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM

§  415-863-3762

 

Student Press Law Center 

 

§  1st Amendment And Press Freedom Rights

§  High School And College Journalists/ Advisers

§  202-785-5450

§  https://splc.org/

 

Stutz Artiano Shinoff & Holtz

 

§  San Diego Ca 92106

§   Education Law.

§   Website 619-354-7442

 

Vasquez Estrada & Conway

 

§  Education Law

§  San Rafael, Ca 94901

§  415-233-4589

 

Walker & Reed

 

§  Monterey, Ca 93940

§  Education Law

§  Website

 

Youth And Education Law Clinic

 

§  Stanford Law School, California

 

Youth Force Coalition

 

§  Police Brutality, Neighborhoods,

§  Education, Wages, Healthcare

§  Oakland CA 94607, 510-451-5466,

§  youth@youthec.org http://youth@youthec.org

 

Youth Law Center

 

§  200 Pine Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA

§   415- 543-3379

§   info@ylc.org    

 

B.      SPECIAL EDUCATION RESOURCES

 

Community Relations Tuck Sleep – Works On

 

§  Down Syndrome and Sleep, ADHD and Sleep,

§  Autism and Sleep

§  Kellen Smith at ksmith@tuck.com

§  PO Box 61293, Seattle, WA 98141-6293

§  Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter

 

Disability Rights Education And Defense Fund

 

§  National Law/Policy Center

§  Disability And Civil Rights For Disabled Children

 

 

§  http://www.Dredf.Org/     

 

Helpful Links:

 

§  DREDF Special Education Training Materials

§  Parent Training Centers: A Free Resource

 

§  Find Your Parent Training and Information Center

§  Sample Letters

 

§  Special EDitions

§  Archived eNews & Special EDitions

Disability Rights Advocates, DRA

§  Protects people with disabilities

§  449 15th St, Suite 303, Oakland 94612

§  510-451-8644

Disability Rights California

§  See http://www.disabilityrightsca.org/

§  For California locations call 800-776-5746

Disability Rights Education And Defense Fund

 

Other Web Locations:

 

§  www.Supportforfamilies.Org

§  www.Taskca..org 

§  www.Facebook.Com/Supportforfamilies

 

Exceptional Parents Unlimited

 

§  4440 N. First Street, Fresno, CA 93726

§  559-229-2000

§  www.info@exceptionalparents.org

 

Fiscal Crisis Management Assistance Team, FCMAT

 

§  Special Education Resources

§  Bakersfield and Petaluma Offices

§  http://www.fcmat.org/

 

§  Help Desk, Submit Questions

§  https://www.fcmat.org/help-desk

 

Matrix Parent Network And Resource Center

 

 

Protection And Advocacy, PAI

 

§  Disabilities Advocacy

§  449 15th St Suite 401, Oakland 94612

§  510- 839-0811, 800-776-5746

Rebecca L. Northcutt, Attorney

 

§  For Disability And Special Education Rights

§  520 Mission St, Santa Cruz, Ca 95060

§  831-423-2609, Justic4all@Aol.Com 

§  www.Rebeccanorthcutt.Com 

 

Rowell Family Center Of Northern California

 

§  962 Maraglia Street, Redding, Ca 96002

 

 

C.     OTHER EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

 

California Association of Directors of Activities, CADA 

 

§  Statewide Network For Activity Directors

§  Santa Cruz, CA 95062

§  831-464-4891; http://cada1.org/

 

California Association of Student Leaders, CASL

 

§  Providing A Forum For Student Expression

§  Sandra Kurland, CASL Coordinator             

§  619-957-9107

§  leadership@cada1.or

§  mailto:leadership@cada1.org

 

California Association Of Student Councils, CASC

 

 

California Education Code

 

§  See http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov,

§  Select CA Law, Education Code EDC, Expand All.

 

California Commission On Teacher Credentialing

 

1.       Sacramento California

§  Home http://www.ctc.ca.gov/

§  Reporting Educator Misconduct

 

§  http://www.ctc.ca.gov/educator-discipline/default.html

§  916- 322-4974, Option 1

 

California Watch

 

§  Largest Investigative Reporting In California

§  http://californiawatch.org/about

§  See K-12, Top.

 

C-Beyond

 

 

Child Advocacy Consulting In

 

 

County Child Protective Services, Oakland CA

 

§  For Child Abuse, Neglect And Other Issues…

§  401 Broadway, Oakland, CA

§  510-259-1800, 24-hour line

§  See Your County Listing

 

Ed100

 

§  A Free, Online Course That Teaches You How The California Education System Works.

§  Each Lesson, In English Or Spanish, Takes About 5 Minutes.

 

§  https://www.facebook.com/Ed100.org

§  https://ed100.org/

 

EdSource

 

§  Reporting On California Education

§  Free Newsletter

§  http://www.edsource.org/home.htmt

 

Electronic Frontier Foundation

 

§  Legal Assistance For Internet, Speech, Privacy,

§  San Francisco CA 94110

§  https://www.eff.org/

§  415-436-9333

 

Equality California

 

§  Largest LGBT Advocacy Organization In CA

§  8350 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood CA

 

First Amendment Coalition

 

§  Defending Your Right To Know

§  http://www.firstamendmentcoalition.org/

 

Gay-Straight Alliance Network, GSA

 

National Youth Leadership Organization

 

§  http://www.gsanetwork.org/

 

National/Statewide/Headquarters

 

§  1550 Bryant St., San Francisco CA 94103

§  415-552-4229

Southern California Regional Office

 

§  1313 West 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

§  213-529-4822

 

California Central Valley Regional Office

 

§  559-268-2780

 

Granite Recovery Centers 

 

§  6 Manor Parkway, Salem, NH 03079

§  855-712-7784

§  https://www.graniterecoverycenters.com/resources/addiction-mental-health-resources-for-students

 

 Green Mountain Treatment Center 

 

§  Residential Primary Treatment Program for Addiction

§  244 High Watch Road, Effingham, NH 03882

§  866-597-1404

§  https://www.greenmountaintreatmentcenter.com/resources/parents/

 

GLSEN, LGBTQ Education Advocates

 

§  www.glsen.org

§  educators@glsen.org or students@glsen.org

§  Find local Chapters at www.glsen.org/chapters.

 

Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual/Transgender Nursing Home Advocacy

 

§  Brian Mitchell, Director

§  1330 Boylston Street, Suite 400

§  Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467

§  NursingHomeAbuseCenter.com/lgbt/

§  (800) 478-0520

 

Illegal School Fees Information

 

§  Wendy Gumb

§  No More Pupil Fees

§  https://www.nomorepupilfees.com/

 

Parents and Teachers Against Violence in Education

 

§  (PTAVE) Alamo, CA 94507

§  925- 831-1661

§  "Project No Spank" at www.nospank.net   

§  Essential Reading To Protect Children At

§  http://www.nospank.net/main.htm

 

Project Clean: Safe, Sanitary Restrooms

 

§  Tom Keating

§  Box 125

§  Decatur GA 30031

§  404-373-4973

§  keating.projectclean@gmail.com

 

Shaping The Future Of Nursing

 

§  Christine Beck, Outreach Coordinator

§  1001 McKinney St. Suite 400

§  Houston, TX 77002

§  christine@nursing.org Website

 

§  Financial Aid Gide for Nurses: https://www.nursing.org/resources/financial-aid/

§  Financial Aid Guide for Minority Students https://www.nursing.org/resources/financial-aid-for-minority-students/

§  See projected shortage of nurses.

 

Student Attendance Review Board, SARB

 

§  David Kopperud, Director

 

Students Matter

 

§  Non-Profit Dedicated To Quality Public Education

§  323-892-2080

§  jmatthews@griffinschein.com

§  http://studentsmatter.org/

 

The Recovery Village

 

§  Drug Rehabilitation And Substance Abuse Resources

§  Sara Gillberg, Awareness Advocate

§  https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/teen-addiction/   

§  https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/local-rehab-resources/california/

§  https://www.facebook.com/therecoveryvillage

 

Wendy Gumb

 

§  Excellent Website On Fighting Illegal School Fees

§  “No More Pupil Fees”

§  https://www.nomorepupilfees.com/

 

YO! Youth Outlook

 

§  Monthly Publication By And For Young People

§  San Francisco CA 94104

§  415-438-4755

§  http://youthoutlook.org/ 

 

Youth Radio

 

 

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