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Richard W. Cole, Esq. - Cole Civil Rights and Safe Schools Consulting

 

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Cole Civil Rights and Safe Schools Consulting
Attorney Richard W. Cole offers clients high-quality, personalized legal assistance and consulting services. He brings more than three decades of exceptional success, broad experience and unique skills as principal of Cole Civil Rights and Safe Schools Consulting, as former Assistant Attorney General and Civil Rights Division Chief in the Massachusetts Office of Attorney General, as a private practice civil rights litigator and as a legal services litigator and manager.

Cole Civil Rights Consulting and Legal Services in:

  • K-12 Education
  • Higher Education
  • Police & Law Enforcement
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Housing Discrimination

 

Education Consulting: Voluntary Resolution Agreements

Cole Civil Rights and Safe Schools Consulting provides expert assistance to school districts to navigate successfully the complex requirements of Voluntary Resolution Agreements with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education.

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"COLE FACTS SYSTEM:
ROADMAP FOR SCHOOL INVESTIGATIONS
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A Comprehensive System of Practical

Checklists, Forms and Guidance Manual for Schools

Click for Information on "Cole Facts System"

Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC) presents Cole Facts System, p. 5, MASC Bulletin, June 2012.

 

  Upcoming Cole Workshops & Programs
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For 2013-2014 School Year

Providing professional development for schools to learn practical strategies and build systems and skills for complying with federal civil rights laws and state bullying law mandates.

October 15, 2014

New Workshop: Office of Civil Rights, U.S. DOE Enforcement Priority

Understanding and Addressing Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence and Gender Discrimination: What's Legally Required; What Works.

December 2, 2014

Repeat Workshop as 12/11/13 Program Oversubscribed

The Role of Special Education Teams and Schools When a Student with Disabilities is a Victim or Perpetrator of Bullying or Harassment: Meeting the Legal Requirements for Responding.

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Learn what participants say about Cole Workshops and Programs! »

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Services

Independent Investigations

Compliance Monitoring

Individual Counseling

Systemic Counseling

Prevention Training

Investigation Training

Risk Management Audits

Litigation Assessments

Litigation Assistance

Litigation Co-Counseling

Advocacy


Cole in the News

MA Bar Association highlights Cole's leading role in New England Conference on Bullying, co-sponsored by MBA, in its Nov. 2013 e-Journal.

U.S. DOE praises Cole's efforts as consultant for district under extensive Voluntary Resolution Agreement with OCR.

USA TODAY quotes Cole in 6/12/12 article, "Should bullies be treated as criminals?"

Office for Civil Rights presents Certificate of Appreciation to Cole for programs for OCR's New England Region staff and a nationwide Webinar for OCR staff in U.S.

Essex DA releases "Stop Bullying Before it Starts" program, developed in consultation with Cole.

Cole testifies before State Commission to enhance implementation of MA School Bullying Law.

Watch Cole's TV interview about First Amendment issues in 12/1/11 Occupy Boston court hearing.

Cole TV interview about Rutgers student's suicide.

Cole quoted about Phoebe Prince's tragic suicide in S. Hadley, MA.

Cole quoted about First Amendment, Facebook, and school discipline.

Read news about Cole's presentation on cyber-abuse and harassment.

Read Boston Globe's tribute to Ruby Rogers, quoting Richard Cole:

lead plaintiff in case establishing key civil rights for psychiatric patients.


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