YLC featured in LA Times article

“The new approach is a troubling replication of state lockups at the local level, said Meredith Desautels, a staff attorney at the Youth Law Center in San Francisco. “My major concern is that what we’re actually going to see is youth who never would have gone to [state facilities] spending more time in secure confinement […]

YLC joins #CheckForUs campaign

YLC is proud to be part of the #CheckForUs campaign, aiming to inform thousands of young people across the country that they are eligible for financial assistance and other supports through the older youth provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, which became law at the end of 2020. In addition to creating a moratorium on […]

YLC welcomes two new team members!

YLC is thrilled to welcome two new team members! Jenny Pokempner joins YLC as our new Policy Director and Marisa Lopez-Scott joins YLC as our new Staff Attorney. Get to know them below! Jenny Pokempner joined YLC in the spring of 2021 as the Policy Director. In this new role, Jenny will work on child […]

QPI Welcomes New Site: Connecticut!

We recently welcomed a new site member to Quality Parenting Initiative’s growing national network: Connecticut! Check out this great piece from CT featuring Natalia Liriano, the state’s Foster Care Director, discussing the importance of QPI and their efforts to prioritize relationships. “We’re not looking for caregivers to replace mom and dad,” Ms. Liriano said. “It’s […]