Legal Aid Agencies and Advocacy Groups

  • There are several organizations in the Boston area that can help families ensure their educational rights are properly protected by law. Most can accommodate non-English speakers and can refer callers to attorneys who speak other languages.

    Legal Aid Agencies 


    Disability Law Center, Inc.
    11 Beacon Street, #925
    Boston, MA 02108
    617-723-8455
    800-827-9992 (toll free)
    TTY 627-227-9464

    Greater Boston Legal Services
    197 Friend Street
    Boston, MA 02114
    617-371-1234
    TDD 617-371-1228

    Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice
    294 Washington Street, #443
    Boston, MA 02108
    617-482-1145

    Legal Advocacy & Resource Center
    197 Friend Street
    Boston, MA 02114
    800-342-5297
    Hot Line – 617-603-1700

    Massachusetts Advocates for Children
    25 Kingston Street, 2nd Floor
    Boston, MA 02111
    617-357-8431
    Helpline 617-357-8431, X224

    Education Advocacy Clinic
    Suffolk University Law School
    120 Tremont Street, Suite 160H
    Boston, MA 02108
    617-305-3208

    The Edlaw Project
    44 Bromfield Street, 2nd Floor
    Boston, MA 02108
    Helpline- 617-988-8460

    Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee
    24 School Street, 8th Floor
    Boston, MA 02108
    617-338-2345
    800-342-9092 (toll free)
     

    Advocacy Groups 

     
    Federation for Children with Special Needs
    The Schrafft Center, 520 Main Street
    Suite 1102
    Boston, MA 02129
    617-236-7210
    800-342-9092 (toll free)

    Massachusetts Advocates for Children
    25 Kingston Street, 2nd Floor
    Boston, MA 02111
    617-357-8431

    Citywide Parents’ Council
    Boston Public Schools
    21 Deckard Street
    Dorchester, MA 02121
    617-635-9210

    Title I Training Center for Families & Educators
    Boston Public Schools
    445 Warren Street
    Dorchester, MA 02121
    617-635-7749

    Professional Advocacy League (PPAL)
    45 Bromfield Street
    10th Floor
    Boston, MA 02108
    Toll Free: 866-815-8122
     
    Urban PRIDE (Partnership Resources and Information on Disability and Education)
    One Westinghouse Plaza
    Building D, Suite 11
    Hyde Park, MA 02136
    617-206-4570 
     
    Last updated September, 2014 

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