YLC Staff Position Available

The Youth Law Center is seeking a full time attorney with a minimum of seven years of experience in the juvenile justice and/or child welfare system, or a closely-related field, to play a leadership role in our advocacy on behalf of youth in the child welfare and justice systems.   Job Announcement  

Posted Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Governor Brown Signs Landmark Child Welfare Bill

YLC celebrates Governor Brown’s signing of AB 403, a landmark bill that will move child welfare and probation away from reliance on unnecessary congregate care placement and towards developing capacity for children to be raised in families! These changes align California policy with child development research that establishes the importance of parenting as the most […]

Posted Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Governor Brown Signs Juvenile Defender Training Bill

YLC celebrates the signing of AB 703 (Bloom) by Governor Brown, which we co-sponsored with the East Bay Children’s Law Offices.  The legislation recognizes the important role of juvenile defenders and clarifies their ethical duties.  It makes clear that defenders are to represent the minor’s expressed interests, honor the duty of confidentiality with the client, […]

Posted Tuesday, October 13th, 2015