Through vigorous representation and community collaboration, ERC closes the access-to-justice gap and decreases the school-to-prison pipeline for Nebraska’s under-resourced PK-12 pubic school children and families.
Affording legal services and representation at low-bono rates in limited engagements for low-income public school families involved in special education identification and services, and student discipline procedures
Obtaining data, and educating the general public, the legislature, and other community organizations about the access to justice gap in Nebraska and its impact on Nebraska students
Providing interactive programming with families to teach special education and discipline rights and providing community education to collaborators on how to effectively advocate for children and families in the educational context
Working with existing social services to connect families to appropriate supports
Offering legal services to public and private entities, lawyers, and non-counsel advocates who are representing or working with low-income families involved in special education and student discipline procedures