YLC Comments on ACA Proposed Rules re Former Foster Youths

  The Youth Law Center submitted comments on proposed rules to implement the extension of Medicaid to former foster youth up to the age of 26 under the Affordable Care Act (ACA.)   The ACA provides Medicaid to former foster youth who are in foster care when they emancipate from foster care (at age 18 or older […]

Posted Thursday, February 21st, 2013

YLC Presents on Trauma and the Environment of Care

YLC Staff Attorney Sue Burrell spoke at a Roundtable on “Current Issues and New Directions in Creating Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Systems,” sponsored by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.  The Roundtable took place February 11 and12, 2013, in Los Angeles, and was attended by some 50 researchers, clinicians and advocates working on the issue of […]

Posted Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Principles for Immigration Reform that Works for Children

The Youth Law Center has joined over 200 child, immigration, religious, academic, and civil rights organizations to endorse principles for immigration reform legislation that meets the needs of children. 200+ Advocates Offer Principles for Immigration Reform that Works for Children Press Release Principles for Children in Immigration Reform

Posted Thursday, February 21st, 2013

AB 12 and Probation Involved Youth Caregiver Webinar Series

The Youth Law Center is hosting a four-part series of webinars on AB 12, California’s Fostering Connections to Success Act, for relatives, foster parents and other caregivers to probation involved foster youth.  AB 12 extends support up to age 21 to foster youth as they transition to adulthood and independence.  Probation supervised foster youth who […]

Posted Thursday, February 7th, 2013

YLC Celebrates Release of National Standards for Juvenile Defenders

The National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) has just released the first ever set of National Juvenile Defense Standards.  The Standards represent a comprehensive understanding of the role and duties of the juvenile defender in the 21st century juvenile court system, and seek to strengthen and guide the ethical and professional performance of juvenile defense attorneys […]

Posted Tuesday, February 5th, 2013