YLC Taps Jennifer Rodriguez for Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 25, 2012 OUTGOING DIRECTOR CAROLE SHAUFFER WILL CONTINUE TO SPEARHEAD YLC’S STRATEGIC INITIATIVES The Youth Law Center (YLC), a public interest law firm that protects children in the nation’s foster care and juvenile justice systems, has tapped YLC attorney Jennifer Rodriguez to serve as the firm’s Executive Director. Rodriguez will be […]

Posted Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Sue Burrell and Collateral Consequences

YLC Staff Attorney Sue Burrell co-presented a workshop January 21, 2012, on Collateral Consequences of Sustained Petitions in Juvenile Court at a statewide seminar for juvenile defense attorneys in Monterey, California. With Rourke F. Stacy of the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office, Sue spoke to 200 attorneys about the short and long term consequences […]

Posted Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Rehabilitative Program Strengthens Family Bonds

By Vanessa Angiuli  |  Daily Nexus  —   Several Santa Barbara County juvenile detention facilities have joined the “Baby Elmo” program, which helps young incarcerated parents develop and maintain relationships with their children while serving their sentences. Started in 2007, the Baby Elmo program is the result of a collaborative effort between Georgetown University associate professor Rachel Barr and […]

Posted Friday, January 20th, 2012

Noozhawk Article re Baby Elmo Project in Santa Barbara Co.

County’s Baby Elmo Program Reunites Incarcerated Teen Parents with Their Children By Lara Cooper  |  Noozhawk  — Baby Elmo programs in Santa Barbara County, one in Santa Maria and one at Los Prietos Boys Camp, teach incarcerated parents how to play and interact with their babies. All of the visits are videotaped, and Georgetown University researchers are measuring […]

Posted Friday, January 13th, 2012

Sue Burrell on CBS Local News

YLC Staff Attorney Sue Burrell was interviewed for a KPIX CBS (Channel 5) news story on the Governor’s budget proposal to close California’s Division of Juvenile Facilities to new intakes beginning in January 2013. Reporter Juan Vasquez asked about the impact on counties and the wisdom of the proposal. Sue noted the immense difficulty of […]

Posted Tuesday, January 10th, 2012