Hosptial for Young Inmates Urged

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske  |  L.A. Times  —   In a move to improve mental healthcare in the troubled juvenile justice system, Los Angeles County probation officials are asking that a 70-bed hospital in Sylmar be built to house and treat the most seriously ill youths in custody. The facility, which would cost an estimated $5 million to $10 million, […]

Posted Monday, December 22nd, 2008

YLC Thanks 2008 Volunteers!

YLC Thanks 2008 Volunteers!  We thank the really wonderful people who gave their time and energy to further our work this past year.  For a complete list, click here.

Posted Friday, December 19th, 2008

Law Review Article Just Published

By Sue Burrell, Corene Kendrick & Brian Blalock  |  Stanford Law & Policy Review  — Sue Burrell, Corene Kendrick and Brian Blalock’s article on incompetent youth in California’s juvenile justice system appears in the latest volume of the Stanford Law & Policy Review. Download article.        

Posted Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Damon King New Skadden Fellow

The Youth Law Center is pleased to announce that Damon King has received a Skadden Fellowship to work at the Youth Law Center, beginning September 2009.  He will focus on enforcement of the rights of children in California’s group homes through direct representation, legal support for court-appointed attorneys, and collaboration with state agencies to resolve […]

Posted Monday, December 8th, 2008

Revised Juvenile Court Rules

The California Judicial Council has revised juvenile court rules governing the release of confidential records to provide additional protections for children and youth.  Working with Jack Daniel, an attorney with Central California Legal Services, the Youth Law Center recommended the change to clarify the court must make an individual determination of the best interest of […]

Posted Monday, December 1st, 2008