Judgment Entered on Sacramento County’s Unlicensed Placements

Sacramento County has had children and youth in the foster care system in various unlicensed settings over the past several years. Most recently, youth were placed at the Warren E. Thornton Youth Center (WET Youth Center). Far from ideal and contrary to law, the County had not been able to build or develop the placement […]

Child Advocacy Organizations Celebrate Victory for Medicaid Beneficiaries

Youth Law Center and its partners are celebrating a major victory for Medicaid beneficiaries in the Supreme Court this month which preserves the rights of low-income individuals, children, and other vulnerable populations to bring federal court challenges for violations of their rights. In a 7-2 decision in Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County, Indiana v. Talevski, the Court found in […]

Youth Law Center and Children’s Legal Advocates Applaud Landmark Decision

In a victory for Native youth, families and Tribal Nations, the Supreme Court today upheld the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) in a 7-2 decision. The Court issued its ruling in Haaland v. Brackeen, affirming that ICWA safeguards children’s rights, supports family integrity for Indian families, and properly protects the rights of […]

Join us for YLC’s 2023 Summer Seminar Series

YLC’s annual Summer Seminar series, 2023 edition, is now open for registration. Each year, the Youth Law Center hosts a series of educational seminars on a variety of topics related to juvenile justice, child welfare, transition-age youth advocacy, and public interest law, with a particular focus on practice in California. These seminars are especially appropriate […]