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Document Number: 6042

Advocates for Children’s Project Achieve: A Model Project Providing Education Advocacy for Children in the Child Welfare System - Despite the desperate need for services to which they are entitled, the educational needs of children in foster care often go unmet because of the rigorous documentation required and the substantial amount of parental participation and advocacy required. Project Achieve is designed to ensure children in or at risk of placement in foster care receive access to appropriate educational services. This report examines the results from implementation of the pilot program from fall 2002 to spring 2004. Project Achieve handled a total of 134 requests for assistance over the course of the project and reported successful resolution of school-related problems - the majority of which were for special education services - for 89% of the students referred. (Advocates for Children of New York, Inc., March 2005)...


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