Gateway Charter High School Fundraiser

Through their Future Leaders Institute, Gateway Charter High School Students, lead by Maricarmen Hernandez, are hosting a fundraiser to support the Youth Law Center’s “Baby Elmo” program.  Baby Elmo is our program that helps incarcerated teen parents stay connected to their children.  The event takes place at Gateway Charter High School on May 6, 2009, […]

Posted Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Corene Kendrick Part of Nebraska NJDC Team

Staff Attorney Corene Kendrick was part of a team of juvenile justice experts organized by the National Juvenile Defender Center to travel to Nebraska to assess the access to and quality of juvenile defense counsel in the state.  The National Juvenile Defender Center has performed 16 of these assessments across the country.  The assessments provide […]

Posted Monday, April 20th, 2009

Sacramento Bee Article re Youth Jails Closure

Closure of Youth Jails Proposed in Cash-Strapped Sacramento County By Andy Furillo  |  Sacramento Bee  — Sacramento County probation officials have proposed shutting down their two main youth jails for convicted juvenile offenders, a budget move that carries potentially drastic implications for public safety. The Probation Department’s proposal to close the Sacramento County Boys Ranch and the Warren […]

Posted Friday, April 17th, 2009

YLC Supporting AB 154, AB 47 and SB114

Additional child welfare bills that the Youth Law Center is supporting are AB 154 that will inform adoptive parents about the availability of the federal and state adoption tax credits; Assembly Bill 47 that will adjust a tax credit that is currently available to offset the cost of adoption of older foster youth or youth who were […]

Posted Friday, April 10th, 2009

YLC Supporting AB 938

YLC is supporting AB 938, which provides for early identification and notification of relatives of children who have removed from home because of abuse or neglect.  AB 938 also implements a recommendation of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Children in Foster Care to insure that all parties in juvenile court proceedings have a meaningful opportunity […]

Posted Thursday, April 9th, 2009

YLC Co-Sponsoring AB 12

YLC is co-sponsoring AB 12, which will extend foster care benefits to youth after the age of 18 and allow California to participate in the federal Kinship Guardianship Assistance program.  AB 12 has broad support, with 37 co-authors, and 8 co-sponsors including: the California Alliance of Child & Family Services, the California Youth Connection, the […]

Posted Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Signing on to Amicus

We have signed on to an amicus brief in a strip search case, Safford v. Redding, that is going before the Supreme Court.  The case has to do with a teenage girl being strip searched at school after another student said that she had prescription strength ibuprofen and it turned out that she did not. Safford v. […]

Posted Monday, April 6th, 2009