YLC – One of the Top Nonprofits Working with At-Risk Youth

The Huffington Post published an article today called “Who’s rescuing foster kids, runaways, and high school dropouts?” and the Youth Law Center is listed because it has been identified as one of the top nonprofits working with at-risk youth in the U.S. You can check out the slideshow here: Slideshow .

Posted Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Sue Burrell Presents at NJDC Leadership Summit

On October 21, 2011, Youth Law Center Staff Attorney Sue Burrell co-presented “An Underutilized Tool for Change: Making Public Record & FOIA Requests,” at the National Juvenile Defender Center Leadership Summit in Seattle, Washington. With Brad Peterson from North Dakota, and Julie Valencia from Washington, Sue spoke about the mechanics and strategies involved in seeking […]

Posted Monday, October 24th, 2011

Marin Says ‘Yes’ to Panic Button, ‘No’ to Closing Court

By Trey Bundy  |  The Bay Citizen  —   After two years of contentious debate over how to improve security at Marin County’s juvenile court, attorneys, judges, law enforcement officers, and court officials finally came to an agreement this week. The court will add more surveillance cameras, a magnetic screener, and a panic button — the standard equipment found […]

Posted Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Recent Legislation Supported by YLC

Governor Brown signed a number of bills this month that we supported and will help children and youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Here’s a list of the bills, now law: AB 9 – Bullying AB 212 – AB 12 cleanup AB 735 – Priority in state internships for former dependent foster […]

Posted Thursday, October 20th, 2011

TRO Granted in S.H. v. Reed

The court in S.H. v. Reed, issued a temporary restraining order on Octover 12, 2011, against the state prohibiting the Ohio Department of Youth Services from deploying in juvenile facilities special tactics units from the adult department of corrections that use pepper spray and other uses of force prohibited in the settlement in S.H. The […]

Posted Thursday, October 13th, 2011

YLC and Bay Area Legal Aid Participate in Medi-Cal Training

YLC joined Bay Area Legal Aid attorney Brian Blalock to provide training on Medi-Cal issues for health care staff at the Alameda Juvenile Hall on October 7, 2011.

Posted Wednesday, October 12th, 2011