Alice Bussiere Trainer for Benchmark Institute

Alice Bussiere was a core trainer for the Benchmark Institute College of Advocacy held October 10-17 in Los Gatos, California.  The College uses an interdisciplinary approach to provide new legal services staff with a comprehensive overview of the fundamental skills and critical legal issues they will need in their work. 

Posted Friday, October 24th, 2008

JDAI Training in Houston

YLC Staff Attorneys Sue Burrell, Deborah Escobedo, and Corene Kendrick conducted a training on Oct. 7 and 8 at the Harris County Juvenile Justice Center (Texas) on how to assess the conditions of confinement at the juvenile detention facility.  The training was part of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI), which aims […]

Posted Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Sacramento Bee Article re L.H. v. Schwarzenegger

Judge Orders Reforms for California Juvenile Parole Revocation By Denny Walsh  |  Sacramento Bee  — A Sacramento federal judge has ordered sweeping reforms to the parole revocation system for California juveniles, including an accelerated schedule of hearings to quickly determine whether revocation is merited. U.S. District Judge Lawrence K. Karlton earlier ruled the failure of state authorities to […]

Posted Thursday, October 9th, 2008

SB 1147 Signed

This week, Governor Schwarzenegger signed into law S.B. 1147 – Medi-Cal for Juveniles.  As a result of this bill, Medi-Cal children being released from public institutions will no longer be faced with re-applying for benefits.  Their benefits will be suspended when they go into custody, so services can be accessed immediately when children are no […]

Posted Thursday, October 2nd, 2008