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