YLC participates in CAYCJ annual meeting

Last week YLC participated in a powerful strategic planning meeting with the California Alliance for Youth and Community Justice (CAYCJ) and over 50 fellow advocates committed to ending the incarceration of youth in California. At the meeting, held at CAYCJ’s new home in Los Angeles (a converted former juvenile court facility), participants developed next steps […]

YLC leads training at PJDC 16th Annual Roundtable

YLC staff attorneys Meredith Desautels and Erin Palacios led a workshop this weekend with Laurel Arroyo from the Alameda County Public Defender’s Office at the Pacific Juvenile Defender Center‘s 16th Annual Roundatble Conference on the need to keep youth in their communities. The workshop, titled “Leveraging Group Home Reform to Keep Youth in their Communities”, educated […]

YLC featured in The Appeal article on ending use of pepper spray

“But as we know, when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. To stop using OC sprays, they must no longer be available as a tool. … Urgency is required here; these youth have experienced too much trauma already. The system should never again add to their trauma through such an […]

YLC’s recent federal lawsuit featured in San Francisco Chronicle

YLC has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City and County of San Francisco for the unlawful incarceration of a minor, who at thirteen years old was held in locked custody for eleven days after a judge had ordered her released. This is YLC’s second case on behalf of African-American families whose children […]

Breaking News: YLC files federal civil rights lawsuit against San Francisco

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: September 3, 2019 Press Contact: Natalie Reynolds, nreynolds@ylc.org, (415) 543-3379   Lawsuit Charges San Francisco with Unlawfully Incarcerating 13-Year-Old African-American Girl Juvenile Probation Department held minor in custody for eleven days after court ordered her release SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Today, the Youth Law Center filed a federal civil rights lawsuit […]