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Kimberly Cervantes is a Compton student and plaintiff in the landmark case.
Historic Ruling In Landmark Federal Class Action Complaint Seeking Schools Address Unique Learning Needs of Children Affected by Violence and Trauma
In a victory for students and teachers, judge rules case will go forward in lawsuit addressing barrier to academic achievement; demands adoption of proven trauma-informed practices in public schools
Groundbreaking Legal Action Seeks to Force L.A. County Jails To End Discrimination Against Mentally Disabled Homeless
Former inmates intervene in DoJ settlement, demand changes regarding jail discharge, which currently violates their rights under the American Disabilities Act (ADA) and contributes to tragic and expensive revolving door between Skid Row and the jails
Civil Rights Groups Sue State for Refusal to Identify Number of Students Struggling to Learn English
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights (LCCR) and Public Counsel filed suit Monday in Sacramento County Superior Court challenging the California Department of Education’s (CDE) refusal to disclose the number of long-term English learners in California public schools.
Class Action Settlement Notice
Court preliminarily approves class action settlement that bans room confinement and improves access to educational services at Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall. This article contains information about the settlement and your rights. Including links to the Notice of Settlement of Class Action Lawsuit, the settlement agreement with the County, and the County Office of Education Settlement Agreement.
Landmark Civil Rights Settlement on Behalf of English Learners Affirms State of California Must Ensure Schools Provide English Language Instruction
State agencies agree to establish watchdog system to ensure schools no longer deny English Language instruction to learners, which make up 1/4 of California students
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
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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