Two AB 12 Trainings

Alice Bussiere, Youth Law Center Staff Attorney, Brian Blalock, Bay Area Legal Aid,  and Rebecca Marcus, San Francisco Public Defender’s Office, provided training on extended foster care benefits under AB 12 to San Francisco public defenders and panel attorneys on September 18, 2012. On September 19, 2012, Maria Ramiu, Youth Law Center Managing Director, Brian […]

Posted Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Jennifer Rodriguez Featured in National NCYC Webcast

On September 12th, Jennifer Rodriguez, YLC Executive Director, presented on a National Center for Youth In Custody webinar titled “Creating and Sustaining Improved Conditions for Youth In Custody”. Jennifer’s presentation focused on how litigation can be one important tool among others for addressing specific issues that impact incarcerated youth. Additionally, Jennifer’s presentation covered the need […]

Posted Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

YLC Presents at Camp Sweeney

On August 20, 2012, YLC Staff Attorney Sue Burrell, and Summer Intern Rebekah DeHaven presented a “Know Your Rights” workshop to some 50 young men at Alameda County’s Camp Wilmot Sweeney. Youth are committed to the camp from juvenile court and the normal commitment length is six months. Most of the youth are 16 or […]

Posted Thursday, September 13th, 2012

YLC Presentation at APHA Conference

On September 11th, Jennifer Rodriguez, YLC Executive Director, presented at the American Public Humane Association’s conference for Public Welfare Attorneys. Jennifer facilitated a panel of foster youth who discussed the need for the audience of state and local child welfare agency attorneys to take an approach that helps their agency clients remember their mission of […]

Posted Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

YLC Part of CDSS “Continuum of Care” Workgroup

On September 6th, Youth Law Center staff participated in the first meeting of the CDSS “Continuum of Care: Roadmap to Reform” workgroup. This workgroup is tasked with several foster care reform tasks including new guidelines for use of congregate care, and revising rates, services, and programs. Specifically, CDSS reform goals include: care based on an […]

Posted Friday, September 7th, 2012