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 theĀ 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

Sue Burrell to Present at National Juvenile Defender Summit

YLC Staff Attorney Sue Burrell will be moderating a Plenary on “Defense Strategies to Challenge and Reduce Over-Incarceration” at the National Juvenile Defender Summit in Denver, Colorado, to be held October 16-18, 2009. The Summit is an annual invitational event hosting juvenile defense counsel and advocates from around the county. Sue also is co-presenting a […]

Posted Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Valley Mirror Investigates Abuses at Tehama Co. Juvenile Hall

YLC Attorney Sue Burrell was interviewed for a Sacramento Valley Mirror series exposed alleged sexual misconduct by Tehama County Juvenile Hall staff with detained juveniles. Sue provided background information about applicable laws and regulations. The four part series ran August 19 to August 29, 2009. Four part series

Posted Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Letter to Senator Debbie Stabenow

The Youth Law Center joined with over 35 national child welfare and mental organizations to thank Senator Debbie Stabenow for introducing an amendment to ensure that Medicaid coverage includes Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC.) TFC provides medically necessary, cost effective services to at least 50,000 children with severe mental and behavioral health needs in a community-based […]

Posted Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Training in Indiana

YLC staff Sue Burrell, Corene Kendrick and Deborah Escobedo will be heading to Indianapolis, Indiana to present an all-day workshop on Facility Conditions Standards at the National Partnership for Juvenile Services Conference held October 11-14, 2009. YLC co-authored an extensive set of standards for juvenile detention centers as part of its technical assistance work for […]

Posted Friday, October 2nd, 2009