Marquez v Calif. Dept. of Health Care Services – Filed

The Youth Law Center, along with other legal advocates, have filed a lawsuit challenging California Medi-Cal policies that deny necessary medical care to children who have other health care coverage (OHC) when the other coverage does not provide the health care services the child needs. Medi-Cal policy requires individuals to use other available health care […]

Posted Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

PJDC Launches New Website!

The Pacific Juvenile Defense Center (PJDC) announces the creation of its new web-based resource center, developed with support from the MacArthur Foundation’s Juvenile Indigent Defense Action Network (JIDAN) and volunteer efforts from JIDAN Team Members, including Sue Burrell and Corene Kendrick. The PJDC resource center includes this web site; a PJDC members-only listserv; and a […]

Posted Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

ACLU-NM v. New Mexico CYFD Settles

The Youth Law Center and the ACLU of New Mexico have settled a lawsuit with the New Mexico Children, Youth and Family Department. This settlement stems from a lawsuit that the Youth Law Center and the ACLU filed in 2007 to enforce the terms of a 2006 contract that resulted in the closure of Springer […]

Posted Friday, September 4th, 2009

ACLU and CYFD Reach Agreement on JJ Facilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, September 4, 2009 Contact: Peter Simonson, ACLU of NM Executive Director (505) 266-5915 x1002 ALBUQUERQUE— In a settlement reached today with the ACLU of New Mexico and the Youth Law Center (San Francisco, CA), the State of New Mexico Children, Youth, and Family Department (CYFD) agreed to continue to make substantial […]

Posted Friday, September 4th, 2009