EBCLC’s Education, Defense & Justice for Youth (EDJY) program represents young people caught at the intersection of the juvenile justice and education systems. Education Defense & Justice for Youth attorneys and advocates can provide the following type of assistance in delinquency, school discipline, special education, and juvenile record sealing cases:
- Representation in juvenile court, at school expulsion proceedings (DHP), and Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings.
- Consultation and advice on a variety of youth law issues (for example, questions about juvenile justice process, bullying, record remedies, arrests, police misconduct, and school involuntary transfers).
- Information and referral to other community organizations and legal service providers.
- Connecting clients to other legal services EBCLC provides, such as housing, immigration, and public benefits.
- Providing clients access to social work services at EBCLC.
- Conducting community outreach and education.
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Am I eligible for these services?
Free legal services are provided to individuals who are youth residing in Alameda County
* The East Bay Community Law Center provides free legal services to eligible East Bay clients. Specific service criteria vary by subject matter and change over time, so please contact the office with any specific questions.
** EBCLC cannot provide legal information or advice via email. Please contact us during regular intake hours to determine eligibility for services.
How do I receive these services?
Anyone interested in our services should contact an EDJY intake person at (510) 548-4040. The advocate will conduct an initial intake over the phone and will assess the next course of action.
Come see us at school. We also currently provide services on-site at the following schools in Oakland (contact your school for more information):
- Fremont High School,
- Havenscourt campus (Coliseum College Prep Academy and Roots International Academy),
- MetWest High School, and
- Dewey High School.
Referrals for other services
Click here for a Resource to youth law workshops.