If you have experienced sexual or gender-based violence and your school is not doing enough to protect you, they may be violating your Title IX Rights.
We Want To Help.
We believe you. You are not alone. You deserve support, protection, and care.
The Firecracker Foundation provides K-12 students and families with a trained advocate that can work with them and utilize non-litigation strategies to respond to sexual harassment and gender-based violence that they are experiencing on campus.
Advocates educate families about Title IX, attend meetings to support their process, and offer additional resources as needed.
The Title IX Advocate’s responsibility is to work collaboratively with area schools and their Title IX Coordinators to protect and advocate for survivors of sexual violence and gender-based violence. If need be, advocates will assist students and families in filing Title IX complaints to the proper authorities, attend meetings with families at their schools and connect them to invaluable community resources and services to address the aftermath of sexual and gender-based violence.
You may need legal assistance. Below is a list of both private and nonprofit attorneys that we recommend based on our relationships. We do not benefit from sharing this information and we do not vouch for any of the attorneys or nonprofits listed here. The list of contacts contained in this document and the materials provided on our website does not replace or constitute legal guidance.
Seeking legal representation can cause a lot of financial anxiety. If a private attorney feels that you have a good Title IX case against your school, most will handle it on a contingency basis which means that you do not have to pay any attorney fees upfront and the attorney’s fee comes out of the final settlement or judgment in the case. Any attorney you talk to should discuss their fee structure with you before you sign any agreement with them. While we include both private and nonprofit options on this list, we recommend that you contact both. Nonprofits can be very selective due to limited capacity.
Important note: It is uncommon for an attorney representing a Title IX client in a case filed in court to charge hourly. However, the fee structure may be different for in school hearings or other types of representation.