YLC and CDSS Host CDSS Director Webcast for Foster Parents

On August 28th, the Youth Law Center and California Department of Social Services co-hosted a webinar for California foster families on current important issues in providing excellent care to children. CDSS Director Will Lightbourne responded to questions presented from foster parents and youth in Sonoma, San Luis Obispo, Tuolomne, Alameda and Glenn counties. Issues covered […]

Posted Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

QPI Advisory Committee Webcast

Immediately following CDSS Director Will Lightbourne’s webcast on August 28th, the Youth Law Center held an advisory committee meeting for our Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI) project. During this webinar, several QPI counties presented about their project efforts. San Luis Obispo discussed their foster parent mentor program, Tuolomne presented on developing standards for excellence in foster […]

Posted Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Comments To the PREA Regulations re Staffing

The Youth Law Center joined other advocacy organizations in submitting formal comments to Attorney General Eric Holder requesting that the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) regulations retain staffing ratios for juvenile facilities. PREA regulations were issued in June 2012 calling for juvenile facilities around the country to comply with a comprehensive set of requirements designed […]

Posted Monday, August 20th, 2012

People v. Caballero Overturned

On August 16, 2012, the California Supreme Court overturned the judgment in People v. Caballero and sent it back to the lower court for resentencing. The Youth Law Center and other advocacy groups filed an amicus brief through the Pacific Juvenile Defender Center seeking this result. The case involves a 16 year-old youth tried in […]

Posted Friday, August 17th, 2012

YLC and AECF Host Forum on Group Care

On August 9th and 10th, the Youth Law Center and the Annie E. Casey Foundation hosted a two-day meeting on the application of research in child and adolescent development to child welfare placement practices. Leading researchers from as far away as Israel and the Netherland joined policy makers and advocates to discuss the implications of […]

Posted Thursday, August 16th, 2012