State Must Appoint Counsel for Juvenile Parolees, Judge Rules

By Linda Rapattoni  |  Daily Journal  —   SACRAMENTO – Attorneys for 3,000 juvenile offenders who sued the state for refusing them counsel said Wednesday they could not understand why state officials stalled on the matter until forced to act by a judge's order. Ruling in a class action, U.S. District Judge Lawrence K. Karlton of Sacramento issued a […]

Posted Thursday, January 31st, 2008

Press Release on Issue Brief by YLC Board Member

Restoring Effective Protections for Students Against Sexual Harassment in Schools: Moving Beyond the Gebser and Davis Standards ACS is pleased to distribute an issue brief by Fatima Goss Graves, Senior Counsel at the National Women’s Law Center, entitled, Restoring Effective Protections for Students Against Sexual Harassment in Schools: Moving Beyond the Gebser and Davis Standards. […]

Posted Monday, January 28th, 2008

DCF abuse investigators overloaded, report finds

By CAROL MARBIN MILLER  |  Miami Herald  —   A new report on Miami-Dade's troubled child welfare program finds child abuse investigators are dedicated but overworked and insufficiently trained. Miami child abuse investigators who juggle as many as 40 new cases a month — more than double the national standard — are poorly trained, don't have enough Spanish and […]

Posted Saturday, January 19th, 2008

Article re Closure of Two DJJ Facilities

January 5, 2008 Two Youth Prisons to Close – Division of Juvenile Justice says this shows the state is working to comply with a court-ordered overhaul. By Andy Furillo  |  Sacramento Bee  — The announced closures Friday of two California youth prisons provide concrete evidence that the state is working to comply with a court-ordered, top-to-bottom overhaul of its […]

Posted Saturday, January 5th, 2008