News Archive

Breaking: YLC-sponsored AB 2448 signed into law!

On Sunday evening, September 30, 2018, Governor Brown signed Youth Law Center-sponsored Assembly Bill 2448 authored by Assembly member Mike A. Gipson. This bill helps ensure that foster youth and probation-supervised youth in out-of-home placements have access to computer technology and the Internet, to facilitate the education and communication that are key to their health, well-being, and […]

Posted Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

Maria Ramiu Presenting at Child Welfare Policy Roundtable

Maria Ramiu, Youth Law Center’s Senior Staff Attorney, will be a featured panelist presenting on Youth Arrests in Group Homes and Shelters at the July 6th monthly Child Welfare Policy Roundtable focused this month on “Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice”. Maria will be joined by Frankie Guzman, Director of California Youth Justice Initiative, Julie McCormick, Policy Associate at Children’s […]

Posted Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Making Reunification Possible for Older Youth

June is the only month many child welfare systems formally celebrate reunification, but this is a mistake. Reunification should be celebrated every day of every month for our children and youth. While we often don’t discuss how important returning to family, community and belonging is for teens and older youth, we know it is transformational. […]

Posted Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Statement on Separation and Detention of Immigrant Families

Youth Law Center (YLC) Statement on Separation and Detention of Immigrant Families The federal government has separated over 2,000 children from their parents at the border under the “zero tolerance” policy of prosecuting and incarcerating asylum seekers and other refugees. The separation of immigrant children from their parents and the detention of children with their […]

Posted Friday, June 22nd, 2018

YLC joins amicus brief in support of Brendan Dassey

The Youth Law Center is deeply committed to ensuring that young people’s developmental needs and particular vulnerabilities are taken into account at every stage of the criminal justice process. This is especially important when young people are being questioned by the police. Teenagers are less able to understand their Miranda rights, may be more intimidated by tactics […]

Posted Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

2017 Fact Sheets for Legal Services and Advocates

Youth Law Center recently updated fact sheets for legal services and other advocates. Please click on the following links to view the full online versions of the December 2017 Foster Care Overview Fact Sheet, Juvenile Justice Overview Fact Sheet, Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program (kin-GAP) Fact Sheet, and the Relative Caregivers Fact Sheet. Please visit our […]

Posted Thursday, December 21st, 2017

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
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