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Children's Rights

Date Filed

January 31, 2005

The Southern Poverty Law Center, along with attorneys from the Southern Disability Law Center and the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana, obtained a class-wide settlement agreement affecting all special education students with Emotional Disturbance in Jefferson Parish.

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April 13, 2004

The Center has filed a federal law suit requesting that a Mississippi juvenile prison allow court advocates to speak with youth, a move which would allow the children to speak out in court.

Children's Rights

Date Filed

April 12, 2004

At Columbia Training School, one of Mississippi's abusive juvenile prisons, a policy made it nearly impossible for injured children to speak with attorneys who are willing to help.

Children's Rights

Date Filed

December 14, 2003

Originally filed in 1975, this class action lawsuit is aimed at improving the education provided to thousands of Mississippi schoolchildren with educational disabilities.

Children's Rights
Landmark Case

Date Filed

October 12, 1998

An African-American teenager was denied school enrollment simply because she was homeless. The Center immediately sued, and "Penny Doe" was soon enrolled in school. The case was settled with officials adopting policies to ensure compliance with federal law.

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