YLC Statement on Solitary Confinement

YLC submitted a statement for the February 25, 2014 Hearing on Reassessing Solitary Confinement II: The Human Rights, Fiscal and Public Safety Consequences in Washington, D.C.  The Hearing was held before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights and chaired by Senator Richard Durbin. It was a follow up to […]

Posted Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

YLC Supports Therapeutic Foster Care Bills

YLC has joined a long list of national and state organizations to support federal legislation designed to ensure that children and youth in foster care will have access to vital Medicaid services and quality providers.  S. 1992 and H.R.4016 are bipartisan, bicameral bills, also known as the Quality Foster Care Services Act of 2014.  They […]

Posted Thursday, February 20th, 2014

YLC Participated in In re Eddie E. Amicus

The California Supreme Court has ordered publication of a Court of Appeal decision that will help youth establish eligibility for Special immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS).  The decision clarifies that eligible youth cannot be denied necessary state court findings merely because they are wards of the court as a result of a delinquency proceeding.  At the […]

Posted Tuesday, February 4th, 2014