Enrollment / re-entry

AB 2306 - Request for Signature

Letter requesting Governor Brown's signature on SB 2306, a bill to give students transferring from juvenile court schools the same options to meet the state high school graduation requirements providi... MORE

Brown signs Frazier bill allowing juvenile court students to earn diploma

article appearing in the Reporter.com on AB 2306 MORE

Counties turn to transition specialists to help students in court school succeed

Article discussing court schools and County Departments of Education starting to hire staff to help students in court schools transition to educational placements in their communities upon their relea... MORE

Request for Depublication

Request for Depublication in In re Ivan N., an opinion issued by the California Court of Appeal holding that foster youth educational rights to not apply to probation supervised foster youth. MORE

Flyer for Forum on Court School

Announcement of Forum entitled "Education Reform's Missed Opportunity: Young People in California's Court Schools MORE

YLC Fellowship Annoucement

Notice that YLC is seeking applications from third-year law students and judicial clerks who are interested in working on juvenile justice and child welfare advocacy issues and in applying for fellows... MORE

Educators Routinely Ignore a Captive Audience- Schools in Juvenile Justice Get an F

Educators Routinely Ignore a Captive Audience - Schools in Juvenile Hall Get An F. - Article reporting on a study conducted by the Youth Law Center about the failure of juvenile court schools to educ... MORE

Press Release - Educational Injustice

Press Release on the report "Educational Injustice: Barriers to Achievement and Higher Education for Youth in California's Juvenile Court Schools. MORE

Educational Injustice: Barriers to Achievement and Higher Education for Youth in California Juvenile Court Schools

Report by the Youth Law Center of the of the barriers to education for youth confined to detention facilities within California’s juvenile justice system. In the report, Youth Law Center examines ar... MORE

Executive Summary: Educational Injustice: Barriers to Achievement and Higher Education for Youth in California Juvenile Court Schools

Summary of Report detailing a study of the education system for youth confined to detention facilities within California’s juvenile justice system. In the report, entitled Educational Injustice: Bar... MORE

Implementation Fact Sheet - AB 2276

This is a fact sheet explaining how advocates can ensure that AB 2276 is actually implemented. This bill addresses the re-enrollment rights of juvenile justice youth when they transfer from a juvenil... MORE

Chaptered Text AB 2276

Text of AB 2276 MORE

YLC Letter in Support of AB 2276

Letter in Support of AB 2276, a bill addressing the re-enrollment rights of juvenile justice youth. MORE

SB 1111 Chaptered Text

The text of SB 1111 addressing transfer rights of students referred to county community schools. MORE

YLC Letter in Support of SB 1111

Letter by YLC Staff Attorney Deborah Escobedo requesting the Governor's signature on SB 1111. This bill addresses the transfer rights of students referred to county community schools, makes the statu... MORE

The Need for Transition Services for California's Juvenile Justice Youth (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet provides data and research references concerning the need for formalized transition plans and services for juvenile justice once they are released from detention. MORE

“Reenrollment of Juvenile Justice Fact Sheet”

This fact sheet provides relevant data concerning the re-enrollment of juvenile justice into regular schools once they have been released from detention. MORE

Education Issues Impacting Youth in the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems

This is a training outline that covers education issues impacting both juvenile justice and foster care youth. It was distributed at a training held on June 29, 2009. MORE

Demand Letter - Failure to Provide Detained Youth Educational Services

This is a demand letter directed to the Los Angeles County Office of Education regarding its failure to provide educational services to detained youth, along with other issues. MORE

Demand Letter - Denying Detained Youth Access to School

This is a demand letter directed to Los Angeles County Probation regarding its failure to allow detained youth access to school. MORE

Step 6 – Children in the Child Welfare System - Tools for Promoting Educational Success and Reducing Delinquency

According to the National Center on Education, Disability and Juvenile Justice, the Tools for Success, is a "compendium of best practices for promoting the educational stability of youth with disabili... MORE

Policy Brief - Early Childhood Education Programs

Early childhood education programs can provide critical education and other services for children in foster care, but not all eligible foster children are enrolled in an appropriate program.  This Ca... MORE

Fresno County Standing Order Auhorizing Sharing of Information With School Personnel

This Standing Order addresses the exchange of information between the Fresno County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and personnel at any school or school district. MORE

Improving Educational Opportunities for Youth in the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems: The Fresno First Year Report and Strategic Plan

First year report and strategic plan. MORE

Getting Out of the Red Zone - Youth from the Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems Speak Out about the Obstacles to Completing their Education, and What Could Help

This publication describes the process the Youth Law Center underwent to conduct a series of focus groups of youth who were or had been in the juvenile justice or foster care systems, parents of such ... MORE

Tommy P.v. Board of County Commissioners Memorandum and Judgment

Tommy P. v. Board of County Commissioners was a state court action to insure that children in detention facilities would have a right to adequate education services during long terms of confinement. A... MORE

Tommy P. v. Board of Commissioners First Amended Complaint

Tommy P. v. Board of County Commissioners was a state court action to insure that children in detention facilities would have a right to adequate education services during long terms of confinement. A... MORE