Virtual 2020 QPI National Conference

We are thrilled to share that the 2020 National QPI Conference will move forward – as a virtual conference! Scheduled for May 26-29 on Zoom, this year’s conference will focus on sustaining relationship based systems during uncertain times. We hope you will join us for a plenary, 5 master class webinars featuring national experts, and […]

YLC joins coalition advocating for vulnerable students during COVID-19 and beyond

Youth Law Center has partnered with fellow statewide advocacy organizations to create policy recommendations and coordinated Bay Area advocates to push County Offices of Education and school districts to adopt equitable practices, with the goal of furthering our work to end the school-to-prison pipeline. System-involved students are particularly vulnerable during this global health crisis and […]

QPI’s COVID-19 webcasts posted online

Last month, YLC’s Quality Parenting Initiative launched a new resource series, COVID-19: The New Normal, providing weekly webcasts from child development and legal experts along with emails containing tips, resources, examples of COVID-related policies, and inspiration from the field. Our first 4 webcasts and weekly emails are now posted online. Check them out on QPI’s resource […]

YLC’s Emergency Planning Toolkit for Youth in Congregate Care

Youth Law Center has developed an emergency planning resource to support attorneys and advocates working with youth in congregate care.  As you know more than anyone, youth in congregate care facilities face acute risks in a public health emergency.  Meanwhile, the state licensing agencies that are tasked with monitoring the safety and wellbeing of young […]

Joint Statement on Child Welfare Courts During a Public Health Crisis

Child Welfare Courts During a Public Health Crisis: Access to Justice and Advocacy are Critical Anchors During Uncertain Times Children’s Advocacy Institute Children’s Rights Juvenile Law Center National Association of Counsel for Children National Center for Youth Law Youth Law Center In this time of profound uncertainty, child welfare systems face unprecedented challenges to ensuring […]