Education Defense & Justice for Youth Services

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 types of assistance in juvenile delinquency, school discipline, special education, and juvenile record sealing cases:

  • Representation in juvenile delinquency court, at school expulsion proceedings (DHP), and an Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings.
  • Consultation and advice on a variety of youth law issues (for example, questions about the juvenile justice system, bullying, record remedies, arrests, police misconduct, sealing juvenile records, and involuntary school 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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