STANDING UP FOR CHILDREN IN NEED
LEGAL PROFESSIONALS COMMITTED TO EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS OF CHILDREN
The CCJF Cares
An extraordinary number of children who are under the custody and care of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) are in need of special education services.
THE MISSION OF CCJF
The Connecticut Child Justice Foundation (CCJF) is committed to providing a force of caring legal professionals who will champion the cause of children with educational needs who fall under the protection of the DCF and who otherwise lack the financial resources and/or parental support to fulfill this role.
DEDICATED TO OUR YOUNG CLIENTS
The CCJF team of volunteer lawyers and retired judges will intervene on each child’s behalf to obtain the educational services to which these children are legally entitled. These legal professionals will actively advocate for these children at the school district level and in the courts, if necessary, in order to protect our young clients’ full educational rights. CCJF will provide this service pro bono.
CCJF is determined to ensure that those children who do not have resources – or a support network – have the same access to educational services afforded to children who come from homes with financial resources and capability to advocate for needs of their children.
CCJF’s goal is to ensure that school districts provide all of the essential and mandated special services for each child under the custody or care of the DCF.
The Foundation is committed to ensuring educational rights of these children are fully protected and enforced.
Working Hand-in-Hand with the DCF
“We’re going to have one lawyer represent one client, a child who needs services. We’re going to rely on DCF’s staff to tell us what cases they need us to handle.”