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Since 1978, the Youth Law Center has fought to protect the rights of children in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Using its legal skills to stop abuse and open paths to success, YLC has helped children and families throughout the nation.

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Youth Law Center is recognized by Philanthropedia as a top national non-profit serving at-risk youth, and we proudly direct 94% of our funds to program activities.

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Using a range of strategies, YLC works to eliminate abuse and neglect of children, to reduce out of home placements and incarceration, and to assure that those who are removed are held in safe, humane conditions. YLC takes action to ensure that the legal rights of vulnerable children are protected, and that they receive the support and services they need to become healthy and productive adults.
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ONLINE Resource Library

Looking for youth law resources? YLC makes available the records of its work, including:
  • Litigation materials
  • Articles and reports
  • Legislative and regulatory work
  • Training materials and fact sheets
  • Legal analyses
Documents may be downloaded free of charge

News & Announcements

YLC to Honor Unsung Heroes on December 4th, 2017

Join us on December 4th, 2017 for our 18th Annual Loren Warboys Unsung Heroes reception! Each year the Youth Law Center recognizes people who have made a difference in    MORE

Historic Gathering of Birth and Foster Parents

The Youth Law Center is leading efforts across the country through our Quality Parenting Initiative to unite birth and foster families to create and implement shared policy solutions, educate policy    MORE

YLC is moving!

The Youth Law Center is moving to a new office space! Beginning July 1, 2017, YLC will be located at:

832 Folsom Street, Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94104

We are excited to report that this move is    MORE

Announcing the launch of CHAMPS

YLC is excited about the launch of CHAMPS, a national communications and policy campaign focused on quality parenting! Jennifer Rodriguez, Executive Director of YLC, is co-chairing this campaign, which brings    MORE