School Justice Project (SJP) is a legal services and advocacy organization serving older students with special education needs who are involved in DC's justice systems.
SJP uses special education law to ensure that older, court-involved students with disabilities can access a quality education.
Whether representing clients or working on systemic issues, SJP has improved access to education for hundreds of court-involved students in the District of Columbia.
After receiving an Echoing Green/Open Society Foundations Black Male Achievement Fellowship, we took what we learned from working inside DC jails to fill the education legal services gap facing DC students.
SJP Former Client, Dwayne, and Director of Programs Sarah Comeau testify in front of DC Council on education available when young people are in DC's juvenile and adult jails.
You can read Dwayne's testimony here.