April 26, 2024

Announcing Youth Law Center's 45th Anniversary Event Honoring Angela Vigil with Special Musical Guest Sheila E.!

Join Youth Law Center’s Celebration of Advocacy, Justice, and Hope in September

Since 1978, the Youth Law Center has been using the law as a tool to fight for the rights of children and youth in the foster care and juvenile justice systems. Youth Law Center has won important victories protecting and advancing their rights, including ending incarceration of children and youth in adult jails, and stopping illegal and inhumane practices in juvenile justice and foster care facilities.

On Thursday, September 12, to mark its first 45 years of legal advocacy, Youth Law Center is hosting a special event in San Francisco that will honor Angela Vigil, Partner and Executive Director of the Pro Bono Practice at the Baker McKenzie law firm, and a tireless crusader for children’s rights, The event will also feature a special musical performance by world famous drummer and percussionist Sheila E., and affable Bay Area radio and TV personality Liam Mayclem is the MC and auctioneer.

Click here for more information including on event sponsorships and individual tickets.


Webinar on Wednesday, May 8 to Discuss Gaps in Access to Voting for Youth in California Juvenile Detention Facilities

Youth Law Center has released a new report highlighting current gaps in access to voting rights for voting-age youth in juvenile detention facilities. With the upcoming elections in November, and the serious implications they pose for the nation and California, ensuring every eligible voter may access and exercise their right to vote is of the immediate and utmost importance.

You are invited to join a webinar with the report’s co-authors, Youth Law Center Directing Attorney Meredith Desautels and Staff Attorney Tamar Alexanian, along with special guests Keshawn “Shaheed” Price, Community Organizer with Pillars of the Community, and Louise Anderson, Commissioner, Alameda County Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Commission (JJDPC), for a thoughtful and solutions-focused conversation about what can and should be done immediately to ensure eligible voters in juvenile detention facilities across the state may cast their votes in November and in future elections.

Wednesday, May 8, at 1:00 pm PT

Click here to register for the May 8 webinar.