No Time for False Choices – Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 14, 2012 CONTACT: Rebecca Vallas, Staff Attorney/Policy Advocate Community Legal Services E-mail: Phone: 215-981-3797 NO TIME FOR FALSE CHOICES Low-Income Children with Disabilities Need Both Economic Security and Vital Services Supplemental Security Income Must Be Preserved The undersigned organizations are concerned that Nicholas Kristof’s December 7 New York Times op-ed, “Profiting from […]

Posted Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

YLC Supports SSI for Children with Disabilities

The Youth Law Center joined advocates across the country to respond to a New York Times Op-Ed by Nicholas Kristof that mischaracterized the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program for children.   The SSI Coalition for Children and Families said that Kristof’s piece, “Profiting from a Child’s Illiteracy,” painted a dangerous false choice between investing in early […]

Posted Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

YLC Helps to Train Juvenile Court Judges

Every year, juvenile court judges from around California convene for a two-day training put on by the Administrative Office of the Courts, Center for Judicial Education and Research.  YLC Staff Attorney Sue Burrell was invited to this year’s event, to be part of a two-part workshop on juvenile competence to stand trial.  The first part […]

Posted Monday, December 10th, 2012