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American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law
74015th Street NW, 9th Floor
Washington, DC 20005-1009
voice: (202) 662-1720
fax: (202) 662-1755
web: ABA Center on Children and the Law
The ABA Center on Children and the Law publishes information about legal issues relating to children.
DREDF: Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
2212 6th Street
Berkeley, California 94710
voice/TTY: (800) 466-4232
voice/TTY: (510) 644-2555
fax: (510) 841-8645
DREDF offers training, information and legal advocacy to parents of children with disabilities, and they offer referrals by phone.
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
1101 15th Street NW, Suite 1212
Washington, DC 20005
voice: (202) 467-5730
TTY: (202) 467-4232
fax: (202) 223-0409
Uses litigation and federal policy reform to define and uphold legal rights of children and adults with mental illness. Provides training and assistance to other programs.
Justice In Mental Health Organization
421 Seymour St., Lansing, MI 48933
Project DOORS: (517) 371-2266/2221
Drop-In: (517) 371-2794
Project Stay: (517) 371-4661
Fairweather Project: (517) 485-2592
fax: (517) 371-5770
The Justice In Mental Health Organization, Inc. (JIMHO), a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, was founded in 1980 by individuals who are, or have been, consumers of the public and/or private mental health system. It is an advocacy group as well as a mutual self-help organization that offers a network of support to thousands of individuals living in the community.
National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems
900 2nd Street NE, Suite 211
Washington, DC 20002
voice: (202) 408-9514
TTY: (202) 6408-9521
fax: (202) 408-9520
Voluntary membership organization of federally-mandated programs advocating for the rights of people with disabilities. Offers referrals to programs in each state and territory.
National Center for Youth Law
405 - 14th Street, 15th Floor
Oakland, California 94612-2701
A private, non-profit law office serving the legal needs of children and their families.
Pike Institute on Law and Disability
Boston University School of Law
765 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusettes 02215-1620
voice/TTY: (617) 353-2904
fax: (617) 353-2906
Provides information and referrals for disability-related legal matters. If you contact them, they will send you the "Disability Advocates Bulletin", a bi-monthly periodical providing legal, administrative, and resource information.