YLC Assist New Mexico in Self Inspection Process

Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative News  — A team of Youth Law Center staff attorneys led by Sue Burrell assisted New Mexico in their self inspection process of their detention center. Here is the link to the complete article: http://www.aecf.org/MajorInitiatives/JuvenileDetentionAlternativesInitiative/Resources/FeatureStoryAug08.aspx

Posted Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Facility Self-Inspections Prove Valuable in New Mexico

Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative News  —  Detention facility self-inspections test whether facilities are meeting constitutional standards and best practices; protecting juveniles’ rights; and providing the services to which juveniles are legally entitled. The initial facility self-inspection develops baseline data on conditions of confinement against which progress can be measured. It identifies ways that facility policies and operations […]

Posted Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

L.H. v. Schwarzenegger Task Force Meeting

As co-counsel in L.H. v. Schwarzenegger, we are bringing tegether juvenile defenders from around the state to meet with the defendants to work on policy and procedures. This meeting will take place Friday at 9:30 at DJJ Headquarters, 4241 Williamsbourgh Drive, Suite 209, Sacramento, CA 95823. The meeting will be chaired by Mike Brady, a […]

Posted Monday, August 11th, 2008

Corene Kendrick on NACC Conference Panel

On Monday, August 4, 2008, Corene Kendrick, YLC Staff Attorney, took part in a panel training entitled “Collaborative Advocacy: How Attorneys Can Put Words Into Action for System Reform at the annual conference of the National Association of Counsel for Children in Savannah Georgia. The panel was attended by over a hundred attorneys.

Posted Thursday, August 7th, 2008