Legal Rights of Teens in Out of Home Care (2014)

This booklet, based on California law, covers some of the concerns of a youth in out-of-home care, including types of placements, guardianship, independent living, role of the courts, visitation, conf... MORE

Mental Health Issues in California's Juvenile Justice System

Youth Law Center's work on placement delay was cited in this Berkeley Center on Criminal Justice Policy Brief, Mental Health Issues in California’s Juvenile Justice System (May 2010). The Policy Bri... MORE

Difficult to Place: Youth with Mental Health Needs in California Juvenile Justice

This report presents the findings of Youth Law Center's research into placement issues for juvenile justice youth with mental health needs in 10 California counties.  The focus of the research was yo... MORE

Difficult to Place: Summary of Findings

This is a shorter version of the original report that presents the findings of Youth Law Center's research into placement issues for juvenile justice youth with mental health needs in 10 California co... MORE

AB 2496

The Youth Law Center helped draft this legislation and sponsored it. It was passed by the legislature but vetoed by the governor. MORE

What Can Public Defenders Do to Reduce Placement Delay/Placement Failure

Two page list of what public defenders can do to reduce placement delay and placement failure. MORE

Reducing Placement Delay/Placement Failure

This CPDA Juvenile Defense Seminar presentation focuses on what we know about placement delay, and what public defenders can do to reduce placement delay for their clients MORE

Reducing Placement Delay in Juvenile Halls

Presentation to the Chief Probation Officers of California on what the problem is and possible solutions. MORE