News Archive

November is National Adoption Month

“We must create a child welfare system together that is laser-focused on strengthening existing supportive relationships and developing and nurturing new ones. It is these strong and nurturing relationships that must be the child welfare system’s primary intervention and goal.” November is National Adoption Month. Families for youth in foster care must be a moral imperative […]

Posted Monday, November 20th, 2017

YLC to Honor Unsung Heroes on December 4th, 2017

Join us on December 4th, 2017 for our 18th Annual Loren Warboys Unsung Heroes reception! Each year the Youth Law Center recognizes people who have made a difference in the lives of our clients during the past year at its Loren Warboys Unsung Heroes Reception. This year’s honorees have helped improve the lives of children […]

Posted Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Historic Gathering of Birth and Foster Parents

The Youth Law Center is leading efforts across the country through our Quality Parenting Initiative to unite birth and foster families to create and implement shared policy solutions, educate policy makers and develop and implement model programs that support partnership. Birth and foster families are most invested in children’s healthy development and happiness, but have […]

Posted Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

YLC is moving!

The Youth Law Center is moving to a new office space! Beginning July 1, 2017, YLC will be located at: 832 Folsom Street, Suite 700 San Francisco, CA 94104 We are excited to report that this move is not only a physical change in location, but also represents a new partnership, as we will be co-located with the Young Women’s […]

Posted Monday, July 17th, 2017

Announcing the launch of CHAMPS

YLC is excited about the launch of CHAMPS, a national communications and policy campaign focused on quality parenting! Jennifer Rodriguez, Executive Director of YLC, is co-chairing this campaign, which brings diverse partners together, drawing on the leadership and success of our Quality Parenting Initiative sites, to re-orient child welfare policy and practice around excellent parenting. We are […]

Posted Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Brief Argues Against Harmful Criminalization of Children

Youth Law Center, with more than a dozen others across the nation, filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in A.M. v. Holmes, challenging the arrest of a 13-year-old New Mexico boy for “fake burping” and laughing in class. As the brief explains, criminalizing normal childhood behavior isn’t just excessive, unnecessary, and legally […]

Posted Friday, March 10th, 2017

YLC Welcomes Lucy Salcido Carter and Becky Wildman-Tobriner

The Youth Law Center is pleased to announce the hiring of our newest staff members: Lucy Salcido Carter and Becky Wildman-Tobriner.  Lucy joined the YLC staff in December 2016 to serve as policy advocate to provide policy leadership and support to a wide range of YLC efforts including the Quality Parenting Initiative, grant-funded projects, and […]

Posted Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Former Unsung Hero Recognized

Youth Law Center is proud to have recognized Tung Nguyen in 2013 as one of our Unsung Heroes for his advocacy on S.B. 260, historic California legislation we co-sponsored that gave juveniles tried in the adult system an opportunity to show maturity, growth, and rehabilitation through a carefully crafted sentencing review process.  On December 28, 2016, […]

Posted Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

YLC Seeks Finance Director and Development Director

YLC is looking to hire two  talented and committed individuals to join for our team.  We are searching for a Director of Finance and Administration to oversee and guide our finance, business planning, accounting, human resources, IT and administrative functions.  We are looking for a Development and Communications Coordinator.  Both positions will work directly with […]

Posted Friday, December 23rd, 2016

YLC Helps End Placement Disruption for Crossover Youth

The Youth Law Center successfully advocated for the issuance of clarifying guidance by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) that will stop the automatic placement disruption and separation of siblings in foster care when a foster youth comes into contact with the juvenile justice system. Despite longstanding state law permitting dependents and wards to […]

Posted Monday, November 28th, 2016

Victory: Prop 57 Abolishes Direct File in Adult Court

After years of advocacy to eliminate the practice of prosecutors directly filing juvenile cases in adult criminal  court, the Youth Law Center celebrates the passage of  Proposition 57, The Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016. While Proposition 57 encompassed a number of criminal justice reforms, its primary impact for youth is to require that a […]

Posted Thursday, November 10th, 2016

YLC to Honor Unsung Heroes on December 12, 2016

Each year the Youth Law Center recognizes people who have made a difference in the lives of our clients during the past year at its Loren Warboys Unsung Heroes Reception.  This year’s honorees have helped improve the lives of children and youth involved in the nation’s foster care and justice systems.  It is our pleasure […]

Posted Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
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