New report from YLC and DRT on broken youth justice system in TN

For Release: December 21, 2022 New Report, Families Not Facilities, provides solutions and recommendations to fix the broken youth justice system of the Department of Children’s Services (DCS). Nashville, TN – Families Not Facilities, a new report released today on-line by Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) and the Youth Law Center (YLC) describes the dismal situation […]

Join us in investing in youth and family leadership in 2023!

Dear friend, This year, support from our generous donors has enabled YLC to focus our systems change advocacy to achieve justice for children and youth in foster care and juvenile justice through ensuring love, stability, and the opportunities necessary for a healthy future. YLC’s advocacy is effective and powerful because we bring our deep legal […]

YLC Announces Settlement Agreement Between Sacramento County and Youth Forward

Today, the Youth Law Center announced a settlement agreement between Sacramento County and YLC’s client, Youth Forward, a Sacramento-based non-profit focused on improving the health, education, and well-being of Sacramento’s most vulnerable children and youth. The settlement agreement protects and strengthens the rights of youth and families to participate in juvenile justice policymaking in Sacramento […]