Celebrating Youth Law Center’s 2020 Unsung Heroes

Each year, the Youth Law Center honors Unsung Heroes, a celebration of everyday people who make a difference in the lives of children in the juvenile justice and foster care systems. This year, we are thrilled to honor the people who have worked incredibly hard for youth in the foster care and juvenile justice system during […]

California Halts Use of Out of State Foster Care Facilities

Months of Youth Law Center advocacy with the Young Women’s Freedom Center demanding that the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) exercise its oversight and enforcement obligations to protect California youth from being placed in  dangerous out of state facilities that fail to comply with California standards has resulted in CDSS closing admissions to, and […]

New webinar on preventing involuntary exits from THP-Plus

Please join us and our co-hosts Bay Area Legal Aid and Public Counsel for the webinar “Advocacy Strategies for Preventing Involuntary Exits from Transitional Housing Program-Plus (THP-Plus)” on December 15th at 1:30pm PST. This interactive webinar will provide an overview of our recent THP-Plus advocacy guide and then discuss practice scenarios with Bay Area Legal Aid’s Henrissa Bassey and […]