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.
"COLE FACTS SYSTEM:
ROADMAP FOR SCHOOL INVESTIGATIONS"
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.
Risk Management Audits
Cole in the News
Boston Public Schools announces on 8/3/16 that Cole, with Visions, Inc., released a "Racial Climate Assessment Report of Boston Latin School," based on their 'Racial Climate Audit' of BLS, with over 20 detailed recommendations for action by BLS and BPS.
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.