Housing Authority Sued Re Sec. 8 Housing Subsidy Termination

The Youth Law Center and Bay Area Legal Aid have filed a lawsuit against the Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa for terminating the Plaintiff’s Section 8 housing subsidy. The Housing Authority terminated Plaintiff’s Section 8 housing subsidy by using the release of information purportedly relating to her son’s juvenile criminal record, but […]

Posted Thursday, December 15th, 2005

Loren Warboys Unsung Heroes 2005

Each year, the Youth Law Center presents the Loren Warboys Unsung Hero award to individuals who have made exemplary contributions to improve the lives of at-risk youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. This year’s awardees are: REVEREND NORMAN COPELANDReverend Copeland is the Presiding Elder of the Southern California Los Angeles District of […]

Posted Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

YLC Wins Oregon AAP Appeal

The Youth Law Center has won its appeal of a district court’s dismissal of our Adoption Assistance Program (“AAP”) lawsuit on behalf of families in Oregon who have adopted children from the foster care system. A.S.W. v. Oregon (aka A.S.W. v. Mink), challenges Oregon’s across-the-board “budgetary” reduction in AAP payments for every adoptive family receiving […]

Posted Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

YLC Hires Two Staff Attorneys For San Francisco Office

Profiles of the new staff attorneys: Corene Kendrick Corene Kendrick joined the Youth Law Center in October 2005 as a Staff Attorney. Before joining the Youth Law Center, she was a Skadden Fellow Staff Attorney at Children’s Rights in New York, where her Skadden fellowship project focused on articulating legal strategies to fight the growing […]

Posted Wednesday, December 14th, 2005