Perspective: Shifting Values in Juvenile Justice?

By Sue Burrell, YLC Staff Attorney  |  Los Angeles Daily Journal  —   It wasn’t a bad year for juvenile justice in California. In fact, it has been a remarkably good decade considering the disasters faced by other public systems. Recent developments reflect an incipient national shift toward child-centered values. We are (at last) seeing a withering away of […]

Posted Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Sue Burrell Writes on Juvenile Justice in Daily Journal

Sue Burrell was invited by the Daily Journal to write an end of the year piece on juvenile justice and it was published today, December 21, 2010. Download the piece.

Posted Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Jennifer Rodriguez Quoted in Article about 2010 Unsung Hero

The Times-Standard in Eureka published an article about one of the 2010 Loren Warboys Unsung Heroes, Rochelle Trochtenberg, a lead organizer of the Humboldt County Transition Age Youth Collaboration (HCTAYC). Jennifer Rodriguez, YLC Staff Attorney, is quoted as saying “Trochtenberg is an example of how youth can help change the system when they are given […]

Posted Sunday, December 19th, 2010

Local Youth Advocate Wins National ‘Unsung Hero’ Award

By Donna Tam  |  The Times-Standard  —   When Rochelle Trochtenberg criticized the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Service’s approach to group homes two years ago, she didn’t know she would end up being employed by the department. A former foster youth, Trochtenberg felt compelled to voice her opinion about the group home system at a July […]

Posted Sunday, December 19th, 2010

Shauffer Quoted in Article Re Ouster of LA DCFS’ Director

Carole Shauffer, YLC Executive Director, was quoted in an article in the Los Angeles Times about the ouster of Trish Ploehn, who was the director of Los Angeles County’s Department of Children and Family Services. Download article.

Posted Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

County Ousts Child Agency Chief

By Garrett Therolf  |  Los Angeles Times  —   Trish Ploehn, the embattled director of Los Angeles County’s Department of Children and Family Services, was removed Monday and is expected to be replaced for now by a top county official who wrote a recent report which found the agency to be in “crisis.”. Antonia Jimenez, a top aide to […]

Posted Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

2010 Loren Warboys’ Unsung Heroes

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 PAOLO ANNINO Paolo Annino is a clinical law professor at Florida State University College of Law […]

Posted Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Sue Burrell – 2010 PJDC Juvenile Defender of the Year

YLC Staff Attorney Sue Burrell received the 2010 “Juvenile Defender of the Year” award at the seventh annual Pacific Juvenile Defender Center Roundtable held on November 6, 2010 at Sacramento State University. When presenting the award to Sue, PJDC Co-Director Patricia Lee recognized Sue’s incredible career of advocacy at both YLC and the Los Angeles […]

Posted Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

YLC Analysis of DJJ Parole Realignment to the Counties

On October 19, 2010, the Public Safety budget trailer bill, A.B. 1628, was signed into law by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, effective immediately upon this date of enactment. This new law included language that amends the Welfare & Institutions Code (WIC) and reorganizes and realigns juvenile parole from the California Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) to […]

Posted Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Sue Burrell Consults on Juvenile Competency Legislative Guide

Sue Burrell, YLC Staff Attorney, was invited to serve as a consultant on a soon to be released legislative guide on juvenile competence to stand trial. Along with a small group of judges, prosecutors and juvenile defenders, Sue provided feedback to Dr. Thomas Grisson and Dr. Kimberly Larson of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, […]

Posted Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Corene Kendrick at NACC Annual Conference

Staff Attorney Corene Kendrick spoke at a training at the annual conference of the National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC) on October 21, 2010, in Austin, TX. The training focused on how attorneys representing youth in individual dependency and delinquency cases can effect systemic policy changes in their jurisdictions.

Posted Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Deaths from Abuse and Neglect Increase among Children. . .

Deaths from Abuse and Neglect Increase among Children under L.A. County Oversight By Garrett Therolf  |  Los Angeles Times  — More children have died in each of the last two years from abuse or neglect after being under the eye of Los Angeles County’s Department of Children and Family Services despite assurances by county officials that the problem […]

Posted Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
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