WORKSHOPS

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Free monthly workshops are sponsored by Legal Aid Society of Orange County. Parents, Care Providers, Families, Community Partners and School Staff are welcome to attend Justice In Education interactive workshops.

Some of our most popular topics include:

  • Youth Self Advocacy
  • Autism and the Brain
  • IEP Check Up
  • Evaluations and Assessments
  • Special Education

For a list of upcoming Workshops, to register, or to receive an email notice of upcoming events, please go to the Events Tab above.

Justice In Education is also available for presentations.

TRAINING AND ADVOCACY

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Justice In Education is pleased to provide a variety of tools to help parents, care providers, families, community partners and school staff to navigate the Special Education process. We understand the challenges and resources parents need to become effective advocates. Learn to develop an appropriate Individual Educational Plan for your child.

  • Appropriate Assessments and Evaluations
  • Present Levels of Performance
  • Accurate Diagnosis
  • Correct Placement
  • Meaningful Goals
  • Relevant Services
  • Practical Accommodations
  • Appropriate Transitions

Parents are encouraged to to schedule a time to come into the office and utilize the resources available.

  • Library
  • Video and Audio recordings
  • Support Group
  • Parent Volunteer

LEGAL ASSISTANCE

Know your Rights - Learn your Options

Since 2005, Justice In Education has successfully provided advocacy and legal representation to many hundreds of families of children with disabilities.

When can Justice In Education help:

  • Starting at Age 3
  • When First Diagnosed
  • Transitions
  • Low Academic Performance
  • Moved from or to another school district
  • Administrative Due Process Hearing
  • Suspensions and Expulsions

Referrals are welcome for all of the following: consultations for families working with school districts, training in advocacy for special education needs children, assistance in advocacy for parents working with school districts, and legal assistance as needed for administrative due process

Initial Consultation: Free

Free Services: Legal Aid Society of Orange County provides free and low-cost civil legal services to low-income families. To see if you qualify for legal representation at no cost, please call Legal Aid Society of Orange County at (714) 752-5200. After the initial intake and a referral is received, Justice In Education will contact to schedule a consultation.

Private Clients: During free initial consultation, a JIE representative will review JIE fees for attorney or advocate support, as well as the JIE retainer fee. Private clients may be eligible for discounted fees and a monthly payment plan, based on income and size of family. JIE was established in 2005 to make special education representation more affordable and accessible for families previously lacking this support.

All children are entitled to a free and appropriate public education.
— 20 USC Section 1400 (c) (5)