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Kimberly Cervantes is a Compton student and plaintiff in the landmark case.
Students, Teachers File Landmark Federal Class Action Complaint Demanding Schools Address Unique Learning Needs of Children Affected by Violence and Trauma
Lawsuit addresses barrier to academic achievement; demands adoption of proven trauma-informed practices in public schools
Groundbreaking Settlement Bans Solitary Confinement and Ends Failure to Educate Youth With Disabilities
Until the settlement victory announced in May 2015, Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall locked up young people with disabilities in solitary confinement for up to 23 hours a day and deprived them of education, according to a federal class action lawsuit brought by Public Counsel, Disability Rights Advocates, and Paul Hastings LLP in August 2013.
Students Seek Justice in Corinthian Colleges Bankruptcy
Get the latest updates on the actions of former Corinthian students representing their interests in the wake of the for-profit college's bankruptcy proceedings.
New Analysis Shows that Transit Agencies Can Promote Affordable Housing, Increase Ridership
A new analysis from Public Counsel and a coalition of neighborhood-based community development corporations may point the way for transit agencies interested in increasing ridership by discounting land near transit for affordable housing.
Lawsuit Demands L.A. Area Hospital End "Patient Dumping," Uphold Responsibility for Patient Care and Custody
By failing to stabilize mentally ill homeless man and discharging him to Skid Row against his wishes, hospital violated laws that protect homeless mentally ill patients
Southeast L.A. Cities Students, Families Celebrate Unveiling of New Toddler Play Space at Hollydale Park
New space is an urgently needed resource for Southeast Cities’ kids and families, who suffer from staggering green space deficits and childhood obesity rates among the highest in L.A.
Garden Grove Families Forced Out of Homes Prevail in Lawsuit over Relocation, Replacement Housing
Court orders state to approve relocation payments for families forced from their homes to make way for a taxpayer-funded water park and hotel in Garden Grove; ruling will also result in funding for building new affordable housing
Broad Coalition Calls on School Board to Invest in Violence Prevention and Intervention, Not More Police on Campuses
Parents, Advocates and Teachers Say: End Suspensions and Transfers for "Willful Defiance"
More Press Releases
LA Times: Skid row doctor's care includes finding patients a home
Los Angeles Times
A new County program uses county Department of Health Services money to subsidize rents for the very sick among the county's 39,000 homeless people. Experts call it the nation's most promising initiative to end homelessness.
Los Angeles Times: Activists fear that big-project zoning change would ignore L.A.'s poor
Los Angeles Times
Newly proposed rules meant to smooth the way for vetting big developments in Los Angeles are stirring up alarm among community groups that say the plan doesn't do enough to protect poor households or small businesses from being displaced.
California Health Report: High school students push for playgrounds in small cities southeast of L.A.
California Health Report
A group of high school students from Southeast L.A. County is learning to lobby for green space and greater play opportunities for the area’s youngest children.
Eva Longoria salutes Public Counsel and Dolores Huerta
Oprah Winfrey Celebrates Elie Wiesel at the William O. Douglas Award
Watch Elie Wiesel's Call for Justice: 'Don't Sleep Well When People Suffer'
President Bill Clinton and Barbra Streisand Celebrate With Public Counsel
Hillary Clinton Salutes Public Counsel and Elie Wiesel
Legal, Art and Film Leaders Honor David Johnson
Natalie Portman Salutes Public Counsel and Elie Wiesel
Sidney Poitier Salutes Public Counsel and Elie Wiesel
Itzhak Perlman Salutes Public Counsel and Elie Wiesel
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