Letter to the NY Times – A Look at Children and Orphanages

By Joan Kaufman, Mary Dozier and Carole Shauffer  |  New York Times  — To the Editor: Re “Study Suggests Orphanages Are Not So Bad” (news article, Dec. 18): The article describing the study of 6- to 12-year-olds suggested that orphanages are not so bad. As the authors of the study noted, institutional care is detrimental for infants and […]

Posted Saturday, December 26th, 2009

Loren Warboys’ Unsung Heroes 2009

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 RACHEL BARR Rachel Barr received her Clinical Diploma and her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology with Harlene […]

Posted Monday, December 7th, 2009

JDAI Training in Portland

Staff Attorneys Sue Burrell, Deborah Escobedo, and Corene Kendrick conducted a training on Dec. 3 and 4 for facility staff from Oregon and Washington in Portland. The training was 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 […]

Posted Friday, December 4th, 2009

SB 1147 Comments

YLC and the Western Center on Law and Poverty submitted comments on draft SB 1147 materials to the California Department of Health Care Services on December 4, 2009. SB 1147 requires California to suspend rather than terminate Medi-Cal for individuals under 21 who become inmates of the public institution. The goal of SB 1147 is […]

Posted Friday, December 4th, 2009

California JIDAN Featured in Models for Change Newsletter

The MacArthur Foundation’s Models for Change newsletter this month features the JIDAN project and includes a discussion about how the California JIDAN team has been using technology to help juvenile defenders. The Youth Law Center is part of the California JIDAN team. Click here to read about it.

Posted Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

YLC Participated in Traveling Training

YLC participated in the Traveling Training for legal services advocates sponsored by the Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC) in Fresno, California on November 17, 2009. LAAC developed the Traveling Training series to meet training needs identified at a 2001 meeting of California legal services advocates. The goal is to bring high-quality substantive trainings advocates […]

Posted Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Equity Project’s “Hidden Injustice”

The Equity Project has just released Hidden Injustice: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth in Juvenile Courts. Hidden Injustice is the first comprehensive report to examine the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth in juvenile courts nationwide. LGBT youth comprise a significant portion (up to 13%) of youth in detention, according to […]

Posted Monday, November 16th, 2009

Alphabet Soup Trainings

YLC provided training on benefits available for children in out-of-home care on November 6 in San Francisco and November 9 in San Jose. Legal Services for Children hosted the San Francisco training for its staff and staff from the Juvenile Court Division of the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office. Legal Advocates for Children and Youth […]

Posted Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

YLC One of Amici in Graham v. Florida Amici Curiae Brief

The Youth Law Center is one of the Amici Curiae in this brief to the Supreme Court supporting the elimination of life without possibility of parole. Download the Graham v. Florida amici brief.  

Posted Friday, October 30th, 2009

Alice Bussiere Core Trainer for the College of Advocacy

YLC Staff attorney Alice Bussiere served as a core trainer for the College of Advocacy conducted October 9-16 in Los Gatos, California by the Benchmark Institute. The College of Advocacy provides an intensive training in advocacy skills, leadership and substantive law for attorneys, paralegals and other advocates who are new to legal services. For more […]

Posted Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

YLC Part of Review Team

YLC is working with consultants from the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) to conduct a follow-up review of child abuse and neglect policies, protocols, and practices for the Denver Department of Human Services. In 2008, AECF and the Child Welfare League of America completed a third party review at the request of DDHS, which resulted […]

Posted Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Corene Kendrick Receives Miles Rubin Public Interest Award

The Youth Law Center is pleased to announe that Corene Kendrick is the 2009 Miles Rubin Public Interest Award Recipient from Stanford Law School. Corene will be honored at the John and Terry Levin Center for Public Service and Public Interest Law Annual Public Service Awards Dinner on Monday, November 2, 2009, along with Debo […]

Posted Friday, October 16th, 2009
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