Better Outcomes for Youth: Special Education and Delinquency in West Virginia

Thank you for participating in Better Outcomes for Youth. Below please find a list of resources that you may find helpful in your future advocacy, as well electronic versions of the materials provided during the workshop.

Useful Links: 

Comprehensive Special Education and Delinquency Resource List

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) (20 U.S.C. § 1400 et seq.)

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. §701 et seq.)

West Virginia Code, Chapter 18, Education

West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) Policy 2419, Regulations for the Education of Students with Exceptionalities

WVDE Policy 4373, Expected Behavior in Safe and Supportive Schools

WV Judiciary, WV Rules of Professional Conduct

WV Code, Part VII. Juvenile Proceedings, §49-4-701, et seq.

WV Judiciary, Rules of Juvenile Procedure

Parents’ Advocacy Guide, WV Advocates

Letter to Governor Tomblin from the U.S. Department of Justice, June 1, 2015, regarding United States’ Investigation of the West Virginia Children’s Mental Health System Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act

Office of Special Programs(OSP)


Training Materials: 

WV Overview of Juvenile Justice System

West Virginia Special Education Flowchart

WV Senate Bill 393-Cliffs Notes

Special Education Referral Definition

Sample Special Education Hearing Officer Decision

Sample Motion to Dismiss Dilinquency Matter for Child with a Disability

CLC Tip Sheet: Things You Should Do To Monitor Your Client’s Education

CLC Tip Sheet: Special Education and Discipline

CLC Tip Sheet: Section 504 v. IDEA

CLC Tip Sheet- Preparing for an IEP Meeting

SJP: Common Problems, Examples, Solutions, and Results

SJP- DC Graduation Worksheet

SJP: IDEA Provisions for Incarcerated Students

SJP: DC MOA Cheat Sheet

Sample IEP Initial Contact Letter

Sample IEP Meeting Request

Sample Letter to Superintendent

WV Department of Ed.: Notice of Individual Evaluation/Reevaluation Request

Select WV Rules of Professional Responsibility

Sample Authorization to Release and Obtain Information

Sample Retainer Agreement- Special Ed and Delinquency

School Justice Project PowerPoint