YLC Quoted in Article Re: Outdoor Recreation at the JJ Center

The New York Times published a Bay Citizen report in which YLC Staff Attorney Sue Burrell was interviewed about alleged deficiencies in outdoor recreation time at San Francisco’s Juvenile Justice Center. According to complaints to the juvenile justice commission, there have been serious gaps in outdoor recreation since the new facility opened in 2006. Disturbingly, […]

Posted Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

YLC One of Alphabet Soup Series Trainers

The Youth Law Center, the Alliance for Children’s Rights, and Bay Area Legal Aid provided training on extended foster care benefits to attorneys who represent children in juvenile court in San Francisco on February 15. The training is part of the Alphabet Soup series that YLC, the Alliance for Children’s Rights, and Bay Area Legal […]

Posted Friday, February 24th, 2012

NATIONAL: States Change How They Recruit Foster Parents

By Kelli Kennedy  |  AP  —   MIAMI (AP) – For decades, it was common for officials around the country to approve foster parents by room and board criteria: Did they pass a background check? Is their home clean? Are their dogs safe and vaccinated? Now several states including Florida, California and Wisconsin, are trying to find ones who […]

Posted Monday, February 20th, 2012

Sue Burrell Interviewed for Articles Re DJJ Facilities Closure

YLC staff attorney Sue Burrell was interviewed by the Daily Journal and Bay Citizen newspapers in connection with a February 2012 report from the California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) on the Governor’s plan to close the Division of Juvenile Facilities. The LAO Report proposes a less abrupt process and urges the need for an intensive […]

Posted Friday, February 17th, 2012

Bay Citizen Article re Juvenile Justice Realignment

Report: State Should Shut Down Youth Prison System – Governor’s plan gains new support, but many prosecutors remain opposed By Trey Bundy  |  The Bay Citizen  — California lawmakers should phase out the state’s youth prison system and begin housing and treating all juvenile offenders in county programs, according to recommendations released this week by the state Legislative […]

Posted Friday, February 17th, 2012

Giving Detainees Access to Outdoor Recreation

By Trey Bundy  |  The New York Times and the Bay Citizen  —   How many adults does it take to supervise a playground? Too many, apparently, if the playground is at San Francisco’s Juvenile Justice Center. A large outdoor recreation area at the city’s juvenile hall — part of a $47 million renovation in 2006 — has sat […]

Posted Sunday, February 12th, 2012

YLC Opposed Realignment of HCPCFC

The Health Care Program for Children in Foster Care will be removed from the list of California programs to be realigned to the counties under an agreement between the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and the County Welfare Directors Association. The Youth Law Center opposed realignment of the program, which provides public health nurses […]

Posted Tuesday, February 7th, 2012