Fairfax Students Traumatized by Restraint and Seclusion, Say Advocates

Today, a newly formed Coalition for Trauma-Informed Schools issued a statement to Fairfax County Schools regarding the crisis in restraint and seclusion in the school district.  Below is the text of the statement from the Coalition which is made up of several prominent organizations, disability and mental health advocates, clinicians and special education attorneys who … Read more

Richmond Advocacy Alone Cannot Fix Arlington’s Handling of Criminal Justice

By Juliet D. Hiznay, Attorney at Law Published March 2019 There is a broad consensus among parents of children with disabilities, child advocates and attorneys that we need to transform Arlington’s approach to charging children and adults with crimes, particularly those with disabilities. In 2015, the Center for Public Integrity ranked Virginia as number 1 … Read more