We’re hiring! Are you our new Operations Coordinator?

The Operations Coordinator is responsible for delivering cross-team support both to our small but mighty Finance/Operations team and to our Legal Advocacy team. The Operations Coordinator will play a critical role in expanding these teams’ capacity to focus on their core areas of work by taking on the logistical and administrative aspects of a variety […]

Save the date for YLC’s 2022 virtual Unsung Heroes celebration!

Save the date! Please join us for our first virtual Unsung Heroes event on Thursday, December 8th, 2022 from 3-4:30pm PST. We will be celebrating YLC’s advocacy efforts, our community, and the important work of our 2022 honorees. Registration link and 2022 honoree announcement coming soon!  

YLC Celebrates the Passage of AB 102 to Expand Dual Enrollment

New Law Creates Steps Toward Educational Equity  for Youth In California’s Juvenile Justice System  Youth Law Center is excited to announce that California AB 102 (Holden), legislation to support juvenile justice impacted students’ access to higher education through dual enrollment, was signed into law by Governor Newsom on Friday, September 30th, 2022. This new law, […]

YLC and Project Change Celebrate Budget Victory for Students

YLC and the Project Change Program at the College of San Mateo recently hosted an event to celebrate joint advocacy that has resulted in $15 million in California ongoing state funds to allow expansion of community college programs like Project Change that support post-secondary success of students impacted by the juvenile justice system.  The state […]

YLC Releases New Advocacy Guide on Brown Act

YLC has published a new advocacy resource, “Building Community Power in Youth Justice Reform: The Brown Act & Juvenile Justice Realignment in California.” In 2020, CA enacted Senate Bill 823 (SB 823), a landmark law that mandated the closing of the state’s juvenile prisons and established a new public health approach to juvenile justice to […]