EdLaw Project Youth Advocacy Foundation

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Contact Information

Youth Advocacy Foundation
Contact: Marlies Spanjaard, Director of Education Advocacy
Phone: 617-988-8460
Fax: 617-541-0904

44 Bromfield Street 2nd Floor Boston, MA 02108
Area Served: Boston

Map Location EdLaw Project


The EdLaw Project has provided education advocacy for Massachusetts' highest-risk youth. Since January 2000, EdLaw Project attorneys have directly advocated for the educational rights of over 1,800 low-income youth in Massachusetts. Prevention and intervention are the best ways to keep children out of the School-to-Prison Pipeline. Our interventions help kids, improve public safety, and save taxpayers millions of dollars.

The Edlaw Project is an initiative between the Youth Advocacy Foundation and the Committee for Public Counsel Services, Children & Family Law and Youth Advocacy Divisions.

Our team offers direct advocacy for students in many difficult situations including:

  • school exclusion

  • having trouble reintegrating after detention or incarceration

  • receiving inadequate education while in state custody

  • or struggling with undetected and underserved special needs

Contact: info@youthadvocacyfoundation.org  

Service Types

  • Family Support

Program Type

  • Legal

Populations Served

  • All Disabilities
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Mental Illness
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Ages Served

  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking

Additional Information

  • Fees: Free Service