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Litigation

Litigation Filed on Behalf of Individuals

Litigation Filed on Behalf of Individuals

Free Meals Cases

Advocates for Children of New York (AFC), with the help of pro bono partner Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, brought these cases to court, challenging the New York City Department of Education’s (DOE) failure to provide free breakfast and lunch to children with disabilities who would ordinarily be entitled to receive meals in school.

Co-Location Cases

In 2010, AFC filed appeals on behalf of parents to the New York State Commissioner of Education challenging the vote to expand the co-location of PAVE Academy Charter School with P.S. 15 Patrick F. Daly in Brooklyn, and the vote to expand the co-location of Girls Preparatory Charter School with P.S. 94 and P.S. 188 in Manhattan.

Nursing Services Cases

In the fall of 2017, AFC with Greenberg Traurig, LLP filed federal complaints against the New York City Department of Education on behalf of four parents whose children did not receive the nursing services that they required to attend school. The complaints allege that the DOE’s failure to provide nursing services is a result of systemic problems within the DOE.