Volunteer Opportunity for Non-Lawyers
Teenage Henry was placed in foster care due to neglect and after his parents’ legal rights were terminated. Due to behavioral struggles, he lives in a therapeutic foster home while his caseworker tries to find him an adoptive home. Henry was constantly in trouble at school and was almost expelled because he sought out negative attention so kids would like him. Bouncing from home to home, he wasn’t anywhere long enough to learn social skills and ways to get positive attention. Henry was assigned an Educational Surrogate Parent who represented him in the expulsion proceeding. Subsequently he was not expelled. Henry is now doing well in school, participating in extra-curricular activities, and making friends for the first time.
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada provides training and support to volunteers who are willing to become Educational Surrogate Parents for children with disabilities, ensuring that their schools are meeting their disability-related needs.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
725 E. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89104