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Youth and Education Law Project


  • It is generally well-known that Congress and the State of California do not provide sufficient funds to local school districts to ensure that children with disabilities receive the free, appropriate education to which they are entitled.

  • The Youth and Education Law Clinic released "Challenge and Opportunity: An Analysis of Chapter 26.5 and the System for Delivering Mental Health Services to Special Education Students in California," a comprehensive report on Chapter 26.5 (County Mental Health Services) that examines its implementation and the barriers to mental health service delivery to children in special education.

  • On the 46th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education in 2000, a group of civil rights litigators brought a class-action lawsuit against the State of California, alleging that the state had denied its children many of the "basic educational necessities," including access to textbooks, safe and clean facilities, and qualified teachers.