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Student Advocacy

Who We Are

Student Advocacy helps families resolve school problems including academic failure, Special Education problems, disciplinary problems and problems getting in or returning to school. Student Advocacy is a legally-based organization. All advocates are attorneys or former teachers; all are supervised by the Legal Director. Improved educational services are obtained for 95% of the children whose cases we complete.

Who We Serve

  • Putnam County
  • Westchester County
Language(s) Spoken
  • Spanish / Español
Circumstances and languages in which interpreters are provided

Bilingual Advocate for clients requiring service in Spanish available. For other languages, the clients must provide a translator for the first call, then translation will be arranged.

Income Guidelines

Information and advice is provided on the phone at no cost to the child's family. If our staff determines that we need to review the child's school records in order to provide advice and/or represent the child, we attempt to provide these services under our grants or contracts so that there is no cost to the family. When this is not possible, the family is charged by the hour on a sliding scale that takes into account income and family size.

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Eligibility Restrictions

This program does not serve: a senior (60 years or older)

Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Self-Help Materials
  • Full Legal Representation
  • Brief Advice
Description of Services

Legal Representation is provided for issues related to enrollment, transportation, special needs, academic failure, and disciplinary problems in K-12 public schools. Assistance in obtaining regular and special education services for students who are learning English.

Emergency Instructions

What is an Emergency? Schools are not emergency systems and will not respond that way. If your child is having an emergency, seek help from another system.

How to Get Help

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Phone Number
(914) 347-3313

General Contact Information

Student Advocacy
3 West Main Street (map)
Suite 212
Elmsford, NY 10523
(914) 347-3313
Last Review and Update: Jul 10, 2015

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