CHILDREN ARE OUR PRIORITY!
The Georgia Juvenile Justice system is complex, moves at a rapid pace, has its own unique rules and its penalties can be severe. With the exception of status offenses, a juvenile can be committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice for an indefinite period until the age of 21 on any criminal offense.
If your child has been charged with an offense in a Georgia Juvenile Court, it is imperative that you contact us. We are well versed in the juvenile court system, and we will tirelessly advocate for the best interests of your child. We will approach your case with the family in mind, strengthening your chance of success before the court.
SCHOOL DISCIPLINARY HEARINGS
School disciplinary hearings/tribunals can be intimidating. These hearings are administrative legal proceedings and any student facing such discipline has a right to due process. This right entitles you to fair notice and the right to an attorney. If your child is facing more than a short term suspension, call us immediately after receiving notice of the disciplinary proceeding. Time is of the essence. We are your best defense and protection, and we will work to ensure your child is treated fairly.
ACCESS TO EDUCATION (SPECIAL EDUCATION)
Taking care of a special needs child is challenging and the school process can be overwhelming. Our Founder knows first hand the challenges and hurdles families face in ensuring that their special needs students receive the best possible education, accommodations and services.
Federal law requires that all children with disabilities have a free and appropriate public education (FAPE). Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), a student with a disability is eligible for special education services if the disability adversely affects the student’s educational performance. Special education services are outlined in an Individualized Education Program (IEP).
Children who do not qualify for special education services under IDEA may still qualify for services and accommodations through Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Discrimination against persons with disabilities in public schools and programs receiving federal financial assistance is strictly prohibited.
Call us if your school is refusing to accommodate your special needs child, if your child was discriminated against by a staff member, if your school is attempting to expel your special needs student, if your special needs student was suspended/expelled unjustly, or you just need assistance maneuvering through the process of special education. We understand. We are here to champion for your child’s rights.