Gerald Singleton Joins YLC’s Board

The Youth Law Center is pleased to announce that Gerald Singleton has joined our board. Mr. Singleton’s law firm litigates personal injury, civil rights, criminal and medical marijuana cases in state and federal courts and is currently part of a group of three law firms representing over 1100 clients in suits against SDG&E stemming from […]

Posted Friday, April 30th, 2010

Jennifer Rodriguez Testifies at Senate Budget Subcommittee

YLC staff attorney Jennifer Rodriguez testified on a panel at the April 22, 2010, California Senate Budget Subcommittee hearing on Child Welfare Services. YLC’s testimony focused on the need to restore the $133 million veto to Child Welfare Services in order to ensure that vulnerable children in foster care are not further abused and neglected […]

Posted Friday, April 23rd, 2010

YLC Working with Foster Youth Services

On April 19th, Jennifer Rodriguez, YLC Staff Attorney, facilitated a discussion with Northern California Foster Youth Services Coordinators on developing local collaborations to serve infants, toddlers and preschoolers in foster care. FYS coordinators identified a number of action steps such as: connecting with local Early Head Start/Head Start providers to educate them on how to […]

Posted Monday, April 19th, 2010

YLC, CYC and Foster CAre Ombudsman Trains Licensing

On April 14th, Jennifer Rodriguez, YLC Staff Attorney and Damon King, YLC Skadden Fellow presented a training with the California Youth Connection and the Foster Care Ombudsman’s Office to the California Community Care Licensing Division Children’s Residential Licensing Program Analysts. These CCLD staff investigate complaints about group homes and are critical to YLC’s efforts to […]

Posted Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

New YTFG Publication!

In an effort to strengthen philanthropic investments among its membership, the Youth Transition Funders Group (YTFG) asked a group of policy experts to provide recommendations on how foundations can work to encourage effective policy solutions on issues affecting youth in transition to adulthood. The issue brief, Connected by 25: Effective Policy Solutions for Vulnerable Youth, […]

Posted Monday, April 5th, 2010