King Hall Students Serve Needy Families in Justice Bus Trip
UC Davis School of Law students provided a group of Yuba City parents with advice and information regarding disability rights and educational services for their special needs children as part of a UC Davis School of Law Justice Bus Trip on April 6.
Erin Choi '15, Erin Levenick '14, Sean Piers '15, Nathan Levey '15, Michael Perez '15, Desiree Fairly '15, Laura Flores '15, Judy Jun '15, and Juliana Fehrenbacher '15 participated as volunteers in the Justice Bus Project, which is a program of the legal nonprofit organization OneJustice that organizes events in which lawyers and law students travel, by bus or carpool, to provide free services for California's rural poor. Students with the UC Davis School of Law Humanitarian Aid Legal Organization (HALO) applied to be part of the program, and with support from the Dean's Office and in partnership with Disability Rights California, the nine student volunteers travelled to Yuba City to counsel parents seeking information on how to secure special educational services for their children. The trip was facilitated by Lauren Roberts '12, who is working for OneJustice as an AmeriCorps fellow.
Response from the families who participated in the clinic was overwhelmingly positive. "This has helped me feel more confident in myself to assist my child's education, and to make sure they receive the appropriate settings to achieve," said one parent.