Facing suspension or expulsion?
The Student Advocacy Center and students from the University of Michigan Law School, School of Social Work and School of Education partner to provide non-legal education school discipline advocacy to low-income students facing expulsion or long-term suspension in Wayne, Livingston, Lenawee, Monroe, Oakland, southern Macomb and Flint. SAC and the students provide training and supervision to a talented group of graduate school students. SAC handles all intakes. When families or students call SAC looking for a school discipline advocate in counties that SRP can serve, we will give you an option of working with one of the Student Rights Project’s interdisciplinary team of trained advocates. Services are at no-cost. SRP empowers children and teens enrolled in public schools (including charter schools) throughout Southeast Michigan to secure their right to an education by helping parents and students advocate for themselves before, during, and after school disciplinary hearings. We also organize and promote activities designed to challenge institutional threats to educational opportunities for all Michigan children. For more information about SAC’s advocacy services and what to expect, please see our Education Advocacy page.
Please call (734) 482-0489 or, if necessary, 1-855-688-1916, to conduct an intake with one. We take cases based on student needs, advocate availability and expertise and alignment with our values and case priorities. If you’d like to learn more about SRP or get involved, please reach out to their board at SRP-Board@umich.edu.