Category: Juvenile Justice

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February 23, 2024

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The Commercial Appeal 2/21/24: After reports of problems in TN juvenile justice facilities, new report outlines solution...

"The measures detailed by the report would shrink the footprint of the juvenile justice system...

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February 15, 2024

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New Report is an Urgent Call to Action for Improving Tennessee’s Juvenile Justice System

For Release: February 15, 2024 New Report is an Urgent Call to Action for Improving Tennessee's...

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February 15, 2024

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Youth Law Center 2023 Advocacy for Impact: Part 2. Juvenile Justice Systems in California and Nationwide

The Youth Law Center’s advocacy work to change systems through impact litigation, movement lawyering, policy...

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December 30, 2023

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Help Us Build Pathways from Youth Incarceration to Higher Education

Help Us Build Pathways from Youth Incarceration to Higher Education Children and youth throughout the United...

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December 15, 2023

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“I am feeling so inspired and empowered to make changes for youth”

Saluting Our Unsung Heroes At the Youth Law Center, we are dedicated to making a difference...

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September 6, 2023

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Youth Law Center and Partner Organizations in Tennessee Achieve Legislative Victories for Juvenile Justice Against All O...

"When we first started advocating against punitive juvenile justice legislation in Tennessee, we were told...

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September 6, 2023

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Join our event on September 19th!

Please join us on Tuesday, September 19th at noon PT for an engaging discussion focused...

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September 5, 2023

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Our New Impact Report is Available Online

Now in our fifth decade of fighting for justice systems-involved children and youth, we have...

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September 1, 2023

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Preventing the criminalization and incarceration of children and youth in Tennessee

As advocates for youth in the youth justice system, we are disturbed to see the...

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August 17, 2023

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Youth Law Center Stands Against Harmful Efforts to Incarcerate Youth in Adult Facilities

Many across the nation were captivated by the expulsion hearings of the Tennessee Three, but few would...

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July 12, 2023

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Youth Law Center advocacy results in additional California funding to increase education access for juvenile justice in...

The Youth Law Center’s advocacy resulted in the new 2023-2024 California State budget requirement that all county...

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July 11, 2023

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Youth Law Center lawsuit results in disbandment of Probation Consortium

Four months ago the Youth Law Center, representing the California Alliance for Youth and Community...

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July 6, 2023

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Youth Law Center authors chapter in new NACC book

The National Association of Counsel For Children (NACC) recently released the 4th edition of its Child...

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June 28, 2023

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Judgment Entered on Sacramento County’s Unlicensed Placements

Sacramento County has had children and youth in the foster care system in various unlicensed...

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May 9, 2023

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Youth Law Center Brief: Pathways to Higher Education

In this edition of the Youth Law Center Brief, we introduce the Pathways to Higher...

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April 7, 2023

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YLC’s Recent Lawsuit Featured in Sac Bee Article

YLC's recent lawsuit against a newly formed organization in California called the County Probation Consortium...

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February 16, 2023

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YLC Files Lawsuit to Prevent Closed-Door Planning in CA

YLC and the law firm Baker McKenzie have filed a lawsuit against a newly formed...

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February 3, 2023

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YLC’s Policy Director Awarded ABA’s Fearless Children’s Lawyer of the Month

We are so proud of YLC’s Policy Director, Jenny Pokempner, on being named the American...

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January 16, 2023

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YLC Comments on the California Behavioral Health Community-Based Continuum

On January 13th, YLC submitted comments to the CA Department of Health Care Service’s proposal...

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December 21, 2022

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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...

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December 15, 2022

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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,...

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November 14, 2022

YLC advocates for improved conditions for youth in California detention facilities

YLC staff attorneys participated in a CA Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) process...

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October 5, 2022

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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...

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October 3, 2022

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YLC and Project Change Celebrate Budget Victory for Students

YLC and the Project Change Program at the College of San Mateo recently hosted an...

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October 3, 2022

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YLC Releases New Advocacy Guide on Brown Act

YLC has published a new advocacy resource, "Building Community Power in Youth Justice Reform: The...

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July 18, 2022

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California Makes Historic Investment into Post-Secondary Education Programs for Juvenile Justice Involved Youth

California’s juvenile justice system intervenes in the lives of some of the children who have...

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May 19, 2022

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YLC Reissues Report “Closing the Extracurriculars Gap”

Three years ago the Youth Law Center first issued the publication "Closing the Extracurriculars Gap:...

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April 27, 2022

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New YLC Report Finds Rampant Abuse in TN Facility

YLC's new investigative report with Disability Rights Tennessee exposes the inhumane and abusive treatment of...

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February 9, 2022

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Settlement reached with Fresno County to strengthen public’s participation in juvenile justice planning

The Youth Law Center is pleased to announce a settlement agreement reached by Fresno County...

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October 29, 2021

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YLC files lawsuit against Fresno County

YLC and the law firm Baker McKenzie have filed a lawsuit against Fresno County to...

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July 28, 2021

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New YLC resources on COVID-19 economic aid for youth and families

Youth Law Center has recently developed a series of resources related to the various economic benefits...

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July 20, 2021

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CA enacts prohibition on use of out-of-state facilities

After decades of YLC advocacy to address conditions in and end the use of out-of-state...

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June 30, 2021

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YLC featured in LA Times article

"The new approach is a troubling replication of state lockups at the local level, said...

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March 30, 2021

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YLC submits comments to CDSS on proposed budget trailer

YLC recently submitted comments to the CDSS on the initial print version of the proposed budget...

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March 10, 2021

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YLC sponsoring AB 103 – Dual Enrollment for Court School Students

YLC is proud to sponsor AB 103 (Holden), which will clarify the law to improve...

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January 6, 2021

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Congress passes legislation that will make it easier for students to get financial aid!

Congress has passed legislation that will greatly simplify the financial aid application process by 2023,...

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November 24, 2020

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Financial Aid Guide for Youth with Juvenile Justice Involvement

As part of our ongoing work to create Pathways to Higher Education for youth with...

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November 18, 2020

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YLC and PJDC Call for Rethinking Juvenile Hall Commitments

As California prepares to shutter its state juvenile facility system, it is critically important for...

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September 9, 2020

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Just Released: Advocacy Tool for Juvenile Justice Transformation

The Youth Law Center is pleased to announce the launch of our new project, Juvenile Justice...

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July 1, 2020

Victory! Oakland Unified School District to Eliminate it’s Police Department

YLC is proud to have provided legal support to advocacy efforts led by the Black Organizing Project resulting in an unprecedented...

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June 30, 2020

Victory! Alameda County Cancels $75 Million Plan to Rebuild Alameda County Youth Detention Camp

As a result of advocacy by YLC and other community organizations and advocacy organizations who comprise the Free Our...

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June 5, 2020

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A Just and Loving Future for Black Children

The world is finally listening to the powerful calls from Black leaders for justice and...

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April 24, 2020

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YLC joins coalition advocating for vulnerable students during COVID-19 and beyond

Youth Law Center has partnered with fellow statewide advocacy organizations to create policy recommendations and...

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April 1, 2020

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Joint Statement on Child Welfare Courts During a Public Health Crisis

Child Welfare Courts During a Public Health Crisis: Access to Justice and Advocacy are Critical...

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March 31, 2020

Youth Law Center Statement on COVID-19 and Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

The COVID-19 pandemic has required unprecedented actions at the local, state, and federal levels to...

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March 24, 2020

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Youth Law Center’s COVID-19 Resources

Overnight, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live. For children and youth in...

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March 23, 2020

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YLC’s advocacy for children during COVID-19

Dear friends, Overnight, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live. For children and youth...

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February 28, 2020

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Youth in juvenile facilities eligible for Cal Grant funding

For the first time, the California Student Aid Commission will be sharing that youth in juvenile facilities...

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February 21, 2020

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YLC welcomes two new team members!

We are thrilled to announce that we have welcomed two new staff members to the...

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February 15, 2020

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Unsung Heroes a huge success!

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our Unsung Heroes celebration last week on...

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February 1, 2020

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YLC presents to State Community College Chancelor’s Office Advisory Committee

Yesterday, YLC staff and students from Project Change presented to the State Community College Chancellor's Office Advisory...

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January 30, 2020

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Breaking News: Settlement of civil rights lawsuit against San Francisco for unlawfully incarcerating 15 year-old child

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: January 29, 2020 Contact: Natalie Reynolds, nreynolds@ylc.org, (415) 543-3379 Settlement of Civil Rights Lawsuit...

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January 22, 2020

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Jennifer Rodriguez honored as 2020 REFCA Champion

We are so excited to share that Re-Envisioning Foster Care in America Movement: Treehouse Foundation has honored Jennifer...

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January 18, 2020

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YLC welcomes Sabrina Forte, new Staff Attorney!

YLC is excited to welcome our newest staff member: Sabrina Forte! Sabrina Forte is a staff...

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January 18, 2020

YLC’s Just Beginning program chosen as recipient of 2019 SCE Catalyst Grant

YLC is proud to share that our program Just Beginning was the recipient of a 2019 Susan Crown...

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December 21, 2019

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YLC presents at 2019 Beyond the Bench

YLC is thrilled to have participated in the 2019 Beyond the Bench conference. This statewide...

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December 20, 2019

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Fact sheets on two juvenile justice education bills signed into law in CA

These fact sheets provide basic information about Senate Bill 716 and Assembly Bill 1354 both...

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December 18, 2019

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Announcing our 2020 Unsung Heroes Honorees!

Click here to reserve your tickets today! Sponsorship opportunities are still available! Click here to learn more or...

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December 1, 2019

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Thank you for a phenomenal 2019!

As 2019 is coming to a close, we want to take a moment to say thank...

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November 26, 2019

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CA Academic Senate passes resolution to include juvenile justice-involved youth in equity plans

Last week, the California Community College State Academic Senate Committee passed a resolution to include...

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November 21, 2019

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YLC featured in new SF Chronicle investigative report

“If they’re concerned about safety in the home, I’m not sure how that leads to...

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November 18, 2019

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Important Update: Date Change for 20th Annual Unsung Heroes

Important update: we've changed the date for our 20th Annual Unsung Heroes Awards! Please join...

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October 30, 2019

YLC leads trainings at NJDC’s Annual Leadership Summit

YLC is honored to have been included in last week's National Juvenile Defender Center's annual Leadership...

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October 19, 2019

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Breaking News: California Governor signs two YLC-sponsored bills to promote educational opportunity for juvenile justice...

Last week, California's Governor Newsom signed into law two Youth Law Center-sponsored bills, ensuring improved...

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September 26, 2019

YLC participates in CAYCJ annual meeting

Last week YLC participated in a powerful strategic planning meeting with the California Alliance for...

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September 25, 2019

YLC leads training at PJDC 16th Annual Roundtable

YLC staff attorneys Meredith Desautels and Erin Palacios led a workshop this weekend with Laurel...

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September 11, 2019

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YLC featured in The Appeal article on ending use of pepper spray

“But as we know, when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a...

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September 4, 2019

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YLC’s recent federal lawsuit featured in San Francisco Chronicle

YLC has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City and County of San...

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September 3, 2019

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Breaking News: YLC files federal civil rights lawsuit against San Francisco

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: September 3, 2019 Press Contact: Natalie Reynolds, nreynolds@ylc.org, (415) 543-3379   Lawsuit Charges San Francisco...

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August 23, 2019

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2nd Annual Pathways to Higher Education conference a huge success!

Thank you to everyone who joined us the for the second annual Creating Pathways from...

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August 6, 2019

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2019 Pathways to Higher Education Statewide Conference program

Youth Law Center is excited to share the program for the 2019 Creating Pathways from...

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July 15, 2019

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YLC, Project Change, SB 716 featured in KQED article

We are so grateful to KQED and reporter Vanessa Rancaño for featuring YLC's efforts to increase post-secondary opportunities...

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May 17, 2019

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CA Assembly Bill 1354 (Gipson) moves to Assembly floor for floor vote!

California Assembly Bill 1354, which will provide oversight of education transitions for youth leaving juvenile...

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May 17, 2019

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YLC working on costs concerns related to CA Senate Bill 716

Youth Law Center has been working closely with Democratic State Senator Holly Mitchell's office, the...

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April 10, 2019

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SB716 Gains Support!

A state senate bill to ensure postsecondary education opportunities for high school graduates in juvenile...

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March 28, 2019

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5 Tips for Prioritizing Extracurriculars as a Key Intervention for Youth

Extracurricular activities provide meaningful educational, social, and developmental advantages for youth in the foster care...

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January 23, 2019

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YLC Welcomes Meredith Desautels & Tracy Schiro

The Youth Law Center is pleased to announce the hiring of our newest staff members:...

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December 18, 2018

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Jennifer Rodriguez Awarded 2019 JLC Leadership Prize!

YLC is proud to announce that our Executive Director, Jennifer Rodriguez, has been awarded the...

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October 29, 2018

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YLC’s 40th Anniversary & Unsung Heroes Celebration!

Please join the Youth Law Center at our 40th Anniversary & Unsung Heroes Celebration on...

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October 27, 2018

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Carole Shauffer Honored by AACAP

YLC is thrilled to announce that the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)...

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October 3, 2018

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Breaking: YLC-sponsored AB 2448 signed into law!

On Sunday evening, September 30, 2018, Governor Brown signed Youth Law Center-sponsored Assembly Bill 2448 authored...

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July 6, 2018

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Maria Ramiu Presenting at Child Welfare Policy Roundtable

Maria Ramiu, Youth Law Center's Senior Staff Attorney, will be a featured panelist presenting on Youth...

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March 28, 2018

YLC joins amicus brief in support of Brendan Dassey

The Youth Law Center is deeply committed to ensuring that young people's developmental needs and...

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December 22, 2017

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2017 Fact Sheets for Legal Services and Advocates

Youth Law Center recently updated fact sheets for legal services and other advocates. Please click...

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November 16, 2017

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YLC to Honor Unsung Heroes on December 4th, 2017

Join us on December 4th, 2017 for our 18th Annual Loren Warboys Unsung Heroes reception!...

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March 11, 2017

Brief Argues Against Harmful Criminalization of Children

Youth Law Center, with more than a dozen others across the nation, filed an amicus...

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January 5, 2017

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Former Unsung Hero Recognized

Youth Law Center is proud to have recognized Tung Nguyen in 2013 as one of...

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November 28, 2016

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YLC Helps End Placement Disruption for Crossover Youth

The Youth Law Center successfully advocated for the issuance of clarifying guidance by the California...

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November 10, 2016

Victory: Prop 57 Abolishes Direct File in Adult Court

After years of advocacy to eliminate the practice of prosecutors directly filing juvenile cases in...

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November 10, 2016

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YLC to Honor Unsung Heroes on December 12, 2016

Each year the Youth Law Center recognizes people who have made a difference in the...

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October 5, 2016

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New Law Protects Foster Youth from Unfair Detention

The Youth Law Center is pleased that Governor Brown has signed AB 2813 by Assemblymember...

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October 1, 2016

Governor Vetoes Bill Limiting Use of Out of State Group Homes

Youth Law Center is disappointed by the Governor’s veto of AB 2005, as we believe...

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September 24, 2016

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Bill Signed to Remove Graduation Barriers for At-Risk Youth

On September 22, 2016, Governor Brown signed into law AB 2306 by Assemblyman Jim Frazier,...

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September 23, 2016

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Federal Court Questions Detention of Immigrant Youth

YLC was of counsel on a recent motion to enforce the settlement agreement in Flores...

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September 23, 2016

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YLC Works to Ensure Trauma Screening for At-Risk Youth

Childhood trauma is the leading public health issue of our time and one that disproportionately...

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September 22, 2016

Urge Governor Brown to Sign AB 2005

Urge the Governor to sign AB 2005 so California can have more informed and careful...

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July 26, 2016

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YLC asks Court to Depublish Opinion in Ivan N.

YLC filed a request with the California Supreme Court to depublish In re Ivan N, a recently...

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July 26, 2016

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YLC Writes Amicus Letter to Support Right to Quality Education

YLC filed a letter in support of the Petition for Review in two cases that...

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July 22, 2016

Fulfilling the Promise of Gault

Youth Law Center is proud to be a co-sponsor of a conference "celebrating" the 50th...

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July 9, 2016

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Youth Law Center Co-Sponsors Court School Forum

On Tuesday, July 12, 2016, Youth Law Center is co-sponsoring a forum on education for...

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May 3, 2016

Groups Demand Due Process for Immigrant Youth

YLC signed on to a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, urging the Attorney...

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April 26, 2016

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Schools in Juvenile Justice Get an “F”

New America Media recently posted an article about the failure of California’s juvenile court schools...

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March 31, 2016

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YLC Releases Report on Failure of CA’s Juvenile Court Schools

This week Youth Law Center released a study, funded by the California Wellness Foundation, on...

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January 15, 2016

Appeals Court Again Reverses Disposition for Immigrant Youth

The California Court of Appeal has issued a second opinion confirming that the juvenile court...

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November 24, 2015

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YLC Honors Unsung Heroes on December 7, 2015

Each year the Youth Law Center recognizes people who have made a difference in the...

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October 13, 2015

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Governor Brown Signs Landmark Child Welfare Bill

YLC celebrates Governor Brown's signing of AB 403, a landmark bill that will move child...

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October 13, 2015

Governor Brown Signs Juvenile Defender Training Bill

YLC celebrates the signing of AB 703 (Bloom) by Governor Brown, which we co-sponsored with...

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August 26, 2015

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Shackling in Transportation; Hobbling Fairness

On August 24, YLC demanded an end to indiscriminate shackling of juveniles being transported to...

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August 25, 2015

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Judge Orders Compliance with Flores Settlement by Oct. 23

United States District Court judge Dolly Gee ordered the Department of Homeland Security and other...

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August 11, 2015

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Judge Rules for Immigrant Children

United States District Court Judge Dolly Gee has ruled that immigrant children who are accompanied by...

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July 2, 2015

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Locked Up and Alone

YLC Staff Attorney Sue Burrell was interviewed for a story appearing in the June 29,...

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July 2, 2015

Court of Appeal Reverses Disposition for Immigrant Youth

The California Court of Appeal has reversed and remanded a juvenile court disposition that ordered a...

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June 2, 2015

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Collateral Consequences of Juvenile Court

YLC staff attorney Sue Burrell’s article, “Collateral  Consequences of Juvenile Court: Boulders on the Road...

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May 22, 2015

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CECANF Works Toward Development of a National Strategy

The Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities (CECANF), established by the Protect Our Kids Act...

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May 22, 2015

CA Supreme Court Finds Youth Incompetent to Stand Trial

On May 18, 2015, the California Supreme Court announced its decision in In re R.V.,...

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May 1, 2015

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President Obama Names May 2015 National Foster Care Month

Recognizing that “Children are best raised in families, not institutions,” President Barak Obama on April...

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May 1, 2015

Pepper Spray Use Halted in Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall

On April 20, 2015 YLC celebrated the end of a Santa Clara County Probation Department...

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April 20, 2015

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CDSS Fails to Properly Investigate Group Homes

An investigation by ProPublica has found that the California Department of Social Services fails to...

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March 11, 2015

YLC Challenges Juvenile Court Order Turning Youth Over to ICE

The Youth Law Center has applied for leave to file an amicus brief in a...

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February 24, 2015

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Legislation Seeks to End Juvenile Solitary Confinement

YLC staff attorney Sue Burrell was interviewed by San Diego CityBeat in relation to legislation...

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February 19, 2015

YLC Supports Legal Rights of Immigrant Youth

The Youth Law Center has applied for leave to file an amicus brief in a...

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February 4, 2015

Petition Filed to Halt En Masse Detention of Refugee Children

On February 2, 2015, the Youth Law Center along with the Center for Human Rights...

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December 16, 2014

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Op-Ed Juvenile Justice Can be Less Expensive

In a Sacramento Bee Op Ed piece, Youth Law Center Staff Attorney Sue Burrell weighed...

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November 26, 2014

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YLC Honors Unsung Heroes on December 8, 2014

Each year the Youth Law Center recognizes people who have made a difference in the...

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October 29, 2014

YLC on Harsh Discipline for Truants

The Center for Public Integrity interviewed Staff Attorney Sue Burrell in connection with its investigation...

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October 27, 2014

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Governor Signs AB 338 Protecting Crossover Youth

Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law AB 388 (Chesbro) requiring oversight on the use...

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October 23, 2014

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YLC Weighs in on Case of Youth Tried in Adult Court

YLC weighed in on the sentencing of Richard Thomas, who was tried in adult court...

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October 21, 2014

Governor Signs AB 2276 Ensuring Reenrollment Rights

On September 30, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 2276 (Bocanegra), a bill that addresses...

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October 21, 2014

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Governor Signs SB 1111 Ensuring Educational Placement Rights

On September 29, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 1111 (Lara), a comprehensive bill that...

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September 23, 2014

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Op – Ed Opposing Incarceration of Abused Youth

YLC staff attorney Sue Burrell, wrote an op ed piece for the CT Mirror, Incarcerating...

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September 20, 2014

YLC Opposes Planned Closure of Santa Barbara Juvenile Court

The Youth Law Center and California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. have filed a letter in...

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August 6, 2014

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YLC Article on Pepper Spray Published in Huffington Post

YLC Staff Attorney Sue Burrell has published an article on the Huffington Post that details...

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July 28, 2014

YLC Files DOJ Complaint Over Use of Pepper Spray

Youth Law Center and 10 San Diego area organizations today filed a formal complaint urging...

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July 1, 2014

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President’s Report References Baby Elmo Project

Youth Law Center's Incarcerated Teen Parenting Program, the Baby Elmo Program, was mentioned in the...

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June 30, 2014

Governor Signs Bill Banning Incarceration of Truant Youths

On June  27, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 1296 (Leno), banning incarceration as a...

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June 26, 2014

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Mandatory Minimums Dropped from S.B. 838

After intensive efforts by a broad group of agencies and organizations, the provisions of S.B....

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June 23, 2014

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Youth Law Center Weighs In on S.B. 838

The San Jose Mercury News interviewed YLC  Staff Attorney Sue Burrell about S.B. 838, a...

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May 10, 2014

CA Supreme Court Decides Gutierrez and Moffett Cases

On May 5, 2014, the California Supreme Court announced its decisions in People v. Gutierrez...

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April 9, 2014

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The Legislature’s Role in CA Juvenile Justice Reform

YLC Staff Attorney Sue Burrell was invited to write a guest blog for the National...

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April 4, 2014

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Baby Elmo Program Featured on Public Radio

Radio Station KPCC 89.3 in Southern California featured Youth Law Center's Incarcerated Teen Parenting Program...

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April 2, 2014

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Sue Burrell Interviewed Regarding Appointed Counsel

YLC Staff Attorney Sue Burrell was interviewed in connection with an investigative article on the...

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February 26, 2014

YLC Statement on Solitary Confinement

YLC submitted a statement for the February 25, 2014 Hearing on Reassessing Solitary Confinement II:...

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February 5, 2014

YLC Participated in In re Eddie E. Amicus

The California Supreme Court has ordered publication of a Court of Appeal decision that will...

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January 23, 2014

YLC Weighs In on Juvenile Defense

In January 2014, YLC Staff Attorney Sue Burrell joined 30 invited advocates and defenders from...

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January 23, 2014

YLC Trains Juvenile Court Professionals at Beyond the Bench

YLC presented in two workshops at the Beyond the Bench XXII Conference, sponsored by the...

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December 4, 2013

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Tribal Youth in Transition Training

The Youth Law Center provided training on Tribal Youth in Transition in collaboration with the Yurok...

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September 24, 2013

Governor Signs Sentencing Review Law Co-Sponsored by YLC

On September 16, 2013, Governor Jerry Brown signed S.B. 260 -- historic sentencing review legislation.  ...

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August 17, 2013

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Sue Burrell on Juveniles and the Criminal Justice System

YLC Staff Attorney Sue Burrell was interviewed by the Friends Committee on Legislation of California...

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August 6, 2013

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Sue Burrell Interviewed on Lengthy Sentences for Juveniles

YLC Staff Attorney Sue Burrell was interviewed by the Friends Committee on Legislation of California...

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July 30, 2013

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Sue Burrel Quoted in Article re Senate Bill 9

California Rolling Back Lengthy Prison Sentences for Some Juvenile Offenders Judge Cheryl Chun Meegan has dealt...

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July 23, 2013

YLC Hosts Juvenile Competence Think Tank

Juvenile defenders and advocates from around the state met July 20, 2013, at the Youth...

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June 18, 2013

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Baby Elmo Program: Teen Dads Learn Parenting Skills

YOUTUBE VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhxkx7SVp-I Ohio juvenile detention offers dad program By: Dave Arnold, newsnet5.com HIGHLAND HILLS, Ohio - Ashley Taylor...

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June 11, 2013

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In Memoriam – YLC Mourns Passing of Thomas A. Welch

We would like to take a moment to say goodbye to our dear friend and...

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June 8, 2013

The Baby Elmo Program Is Toddling Along

The Baby Elmo Program has undergone significant expansion within the past few months.  Ventura and...

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May 23, 2013

Virginia Corrigan Receives EJW Fellowship to Work at YLC

The Youth Law Center is pleased to announce that Virginia Corrigan, a Harvard Law School...

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April 24, 2013

YLC Testifies on S.B. 260 – Sentencing Review

On April 22, 2013, Staff Attorney Sue Burrell testified in the California Senate Appropriations Committee...

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April 4, 2013

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YLC Testifies on Defender Training Bill

On April 2, 2013, YLC Staff attorney Sue Burrell testified in California’s Senate Public Safety...

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April 1, 2013

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Youth Radio Interviews Sue Burrell on Steubenville Rape Case

On March 25, 2013, Youth Radio broadcast its interview with YLC Staff Attorney Sue Burrell...

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March 29, 2013

Email Re San Bernardino Co. Baby Elmo Project

Sent: Saturday, March 16, 2013 4:00 PM Subject: A Daddy's Love Every once in a while, there’s...

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March 8, 2013

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Sue Burrell Quoted in Article Re Sentencing 10 Year Old

YLC Staff Attorney Sue Burrell was interviewed for a Reuters story on sentencing for a...

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February 22, 2013

YLC Presents on Trauma and the Environment of Care

YLC Staff Attorney Sue Burrell spoke at a Roundtable on “Current Issues and New Directions...

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February 22, 2013

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Principles for Immigration Reform that Works for Children

The Youth Law Center has joined over 200 child, immigration, religious, academic, and civil rights...

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February 8, 2013

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AB 12 and Probation Involved Youth Caregiver Webinar Series

The Youth Law Center is hosting a four-part series of webinars on AB 12, California’s...

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January 25, 2013

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Training on Public Benefits

The Youth Law Center and Bay Area Legal Aid provided training on public benefits for children...

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December 19, 2012

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No Time for False Choices – Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 14, 2012 CONTACT: Rebecca Vallas, Staff Attorney/Policy Advocate Community Legal Services E-mail:  rvallas@clsphila.org Phone: 215-981-3797 NO TIME FOR...

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December 19, 2012

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YLC Supports SSI for Children with Disabilities

The Youth Law Center joined advocates across the country to respond to a New York...

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November 22, 2012

YLC Suggests Ways to Improve Appointed Counsel Contracts

YLC Staff Attorney Sue Burrell presented in a workshop on “The Importance of Juvenile Contracts...

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November 22, 2012

YLC Explores the Use of Affidavits in Juvenile Cases

This year’s National Juvenile Defender Summit, held October 26-28, 2012 in San Juan Puerto Rico,...

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October 18, 2012

Baby Elmo Project Blog

The Vera Institute of Justice, Family Justice Program is running a blog written by a...

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September 19, 2012

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Jennifer Rodriguez Featured in National NCYC Webcast

On September 12th, Jennifer Rodriguez, YLC Executive Director, presented on a National Center for Youth...

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September 13, 2012

YLC Presents at Camp Sweeney

On August 20, 2012, YLC Staff Attorney Sue Burrell, and Summer Intern Rebekah DeHaven presented...

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August 20, 2012

Comments To the PREA Regulations re Staffing

The Youth Law Center joined other advocacy organizations in submitting formal comments to Attorney General...

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August 17, 2012

People v. Caballero Overturned

On August 16, 2012, the California Supreme Court overturned the judgment in People v. Caballero...

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July 23, 2012

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Sue Burrell Quoted in Article Re Camps

In an article about camp alternatives to juvenile hall that appeared in the Sunday San...

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July 22, 2012

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Juvenile Hall Camp Alternatives Catch On

By Marisa Lagos  |  The San Francisco Chronicle  — Redwood trees line the road to Log Cabin Ranch, a...

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June 18, 2012

South Dakota JDAI Training

YLC Attorneys Sue Burrell, Maria Ramiu and Deborah Escobedo headed to South Dakota to provide...

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June 12, 2012

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Juvenile Justice Reform: A Blueprint

The Youth Transition Funders Group is thrilled to announce the latest edition of their publication,...

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May 15, 2012

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Sue Burrell’s Law Review Article Published

In May 2012, the UC Davis Journal of Juvenile Law and Policy published Staff Attorney...

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April 30, 2012

Sue Burrell Presents on Ineffective Representation

YLC Staff Attorney Sue Burrell spoke at the April 27, 2012, Symposium on Ineffective Representation...

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February 28, 2012

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YLC Quoted in Article Re: Outdoor Recreation at the JJ Center

The New York Times published a Bay Citizen report in which YLC Staff Attorney Sue...

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February 17, 2012

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Sue Burrell Interviewed for Articles Re DJJ Facilities Closure

YLC staff attorney Sue Burrell was interviewed by the Daily Journal and Bay Citizen newspapers...

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February 17, 2012

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Bay Citizen Article re Juvenile Justice Realignment

Report: State Should Shut Down Youth Prison System - Governor's plan gains new support, but...

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February 12, 2012

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Giving Detainees Access to Outdoor Recreation

By Trey Bundy  |  The New York Times and the Bay Citizen  — How many adults does it take...

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January 25, 2012

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YLC Taps Jennifer Rodriguez for Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 25, 2012 OUTGOING DIRECTOR CAROLE SHAUFFER WILL CONTINUE TO SPEARHEAD YLC’S STRATEGIC...

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January 23, 2012

Sue Burrell and Collateral Consequences

YLC Staff Attorney Sue Burrell co-presented a workshop January 21, 2012, on Collateral Consequences of...

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January 20, 2012

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Rehabilitative Program Strengthens Family Bonds

By Vanessa Angiuli  |  Daily Nexus  — Several Santa Barbara County juvenile detention facilities have joined the “Baby Elmo”...

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January 13, 2012

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Noozhawk Article re Baby Elmo Project in Santa Barbara Co.

County’s Baby Elmo Program Reunites Incarcerated Teen Parents with Their Children By Lara Cooper  |  Noozhawk  — Baby Elmo programs...

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January 10, 2012

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Sue Burrell on CBS Local News

YLC Staff Attorney Sue Burrell was interviewed for a KPIX CBS (Channel 5) news story...

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December 21, 2011

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YLC at Beyond the Bench

Youth Law Center attorneys Alice Bussiere, Jennifer Rodriguez and Sue Burrell spoke at the statewide...

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December 5, 2011

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Youth Law Center Honors Unsung Heroes

San Francisco, California -- The Youth Law Center announced today that it will give its...

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November 21, 2011

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Loren Warboys Unsung Heroes 2011

Each year, the Youth Law Center presents the Loren Warboys Unsung Hero award to individuals...

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November 7, 2011

Orange County JDAI Training

Youth Law Center attorneys Sue Burrell, Deborah Escobedo and Maria Ramiu conducted a facility assessment...

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October 25, 2011

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YLC – One of the Top Nonprofits Working with At-Risk Youth

The Huffington Post published an article today called “Who’s rescuing foster kids, runaways, and high...

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October 24, 2011

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Sue Burrell Presents at NJDC Leadership Summit

On October 21, 2011, Youth Law Center Staff Attorney Sue Burrell co-presented “An Underutilized Tool...

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October 20, 2011

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Recent Legislation Supported by YLC

Governor Brown signed a number of bills this month that we supported and will help...

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October 20, 2011

Marin Says ‘Yes’ to Panic Button, ‘No’ to Closing Court

By Trey Bundy  |  The Bay Citizen  —   After two years of contentious debate over how to...

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October 13, 2011

TRO Granted in S.H. v. Reed

The court in S.H. v. Reed, issued a temporary restraining order on Octover 12, 2011,...

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October 12, 2011

YLC and Bay Area Legal Aid Participate in Medi-Cal Training

YLC joined Bay Area Legal Aid attorney Brian Blalock to provide training on Medi-Cal issues...

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September 20, 2011

YLC One of Sponsors for Juvenile Defenders Training

Youth Law Center staff worked with long time YLC Board member and former Executive Director,...

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September 7, 2011

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YLC Presented Webinar for Probation

On August 30, 2011, Jennifer Rodriguez and Maria Ramiu presented a webinar on "Probation Provisions...

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August 23, 2011

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YLC Identified as High Impact Nonprofit Working with Kids

The Youth Law Center was recently identified as 1 of 9 high-impact nonprofits working with...

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August 10, 2011

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Congregate Care Substantially Reduced in Connecticut

Since 2009, the Youth Law Center has been working with Connecticut advocates to reduce group...

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August 8, 2011

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Funding for At-Risk Youth Lacks Oversight, Advocates Say

By Kendall Taggart  |  California Watch  — More than a dozen civil rights and education organizations are contending that...

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August 5, 2011

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Baby Elmo Article to Be Published

The article, The Baby Elmo Program: Improving Teen Father–Child Interactions within Juvenile Justice Facilities, written...

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July 13, 2011

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Marin Plans to Put Juvenile Suspects in a Glass Cage

By Trey Bundy  |  The Bay Citizen  — Defense attorneys are furious about a plan to require juvenile criminal...

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July 9, 2011

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Legal Tactic Raises Issues for Juveniles

By Trey Bundy  |  New York Times  — By Trey Bundy In April 2010, three boys, ages 12, 12 and...

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July 7, 2011

Sue Burrell – 2011 Livingston Hall JJ Award Recipient

The American Bar Association has named Sue Burrell as the 2011 recipient of the Livingston...

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June 14, 2011

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Texas Teachers May Get to See Kids’ Crime Records

By Danny Robbins, Associated Press  |  San Francisco Chronicle  — Dallas -- Texas is close to enacting a law...

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June 10, 2011

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Courts Seek Ruling on Long Prison Sentences for Juveniles

By Kate Moser  |  The Recorder  — After it was all said and done, Richard Power's legal work might...

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May 24, 2011

Sue Burrell – On Juvenile Justice Reform Panel

The Children's Law Center, Inc. is pleased to offer an audio webcast on: Trends and...

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April 4, 2011

Corene Kendrick – Guest Teacher at San Quentin State Prison

Staff Attorney Corene Kendrick was a guest teacher on April 3, 2011 for a class...

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March 22, 2011

Corene Kendrick – 2011 Wasserstein Public Interest Fellow

Staff Attorney Corene Kendrick will visit Harvard Law School March 30-31, 2011, as a Wasserstein...

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March 19, 2011

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Unclear Oversight Yields Repeated Violations at Youth Home

Unclear Oversight Yields Repeated Violations at Home for Troubled Youth By Trey Bundy  |  The New York Times  — In...

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February 28, 2011

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Juveniles In Custody Taught Parenting Skills

By Isaac Gonzalez  |  The Sacramento Press  — The Sacramento County Probation Department recently passed the one-year anniversary of...

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February 8, 2011

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Nebraska Legislation Based on Report Co-Authored by YLC

Nebraska Sen. Mark Christensen introduced a bill in the state legislature on January 19, 2011,...

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January 18, 2011

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Corene Kendrick on School to Prison Pipeline Panel

Staff Attorney Corene Kendrick and Roger Chan, Executive Director of the East Bay Children’s Law...

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December 21, 2010

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Sue Burrell Writes on Juvenile Justice in Daily Journal

Sue Burrell was invited by the Daily Journal to write an end of the year...

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December 21, 2010

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Perspective: Shifting Values in Juvenile Justice?

By Sue Burrell, YLC Staff Attorney  |  Los Angeles Daily Journal  — It wasn't a bad year for juvenile...

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December 15, 2010

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Shauffer Quoted in Article Re Ouster of LA DCFS’ Director

Carole Shauffer, YLC Executive Director, was quoted in an article in the Los Angeles Times...

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December 14, 2010

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County Ousts Child Agency Chief

By Garrett Therolf  |  Los Angeles Times  — Trish Ploehn, the embattled director of Los Angeles County's Department of...

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November 23, 2010

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2010 Loren Warboys’ Unsung Heroes

Each year, the Youth Law Center presents the Loren Warboys Unsung Hero award to individuals...

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November 10, 2010

Sue Burrell – 2010 PJDC Juvenile Defender of the Year

YLC Staff Attorney Sue Burrell received the 2010 “Juvenile Defender of the Year” award at...

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November 9, 2010

YLC Analysis of DJJ Parole Realignment to the Counties

On October 19, 2010, the Public Safety budget trailer bill, A.B. 1628, was signed into...

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November 4, 2010

Sue Burrell Consults on Juvenile Competency Legislative Guide

Sue Burrell, YLC Staff Attorney, was invited to serve as a consultant on a soon...

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October 26, 2010

Corene Kendrick at NACC Annual Conference

Staff Attorney Corene Kendrick spoke at a training at the annual conference of the National...

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October 19, 2010

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Deaths from Abuse and Neglect Increase among Children. . .

Deaths from Abuse and Neglect Increase among Children under L.A. County Oversight By Garrett Therolf  |  Los Angeles...

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September 28, 2010

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LA Times Article re Mother’s Fight for Son’s Education

COLUMN ONE:  With Son Behind Bars, Mother Wages Battles For His Education By Victoria Kim, Los...

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September 27, 2010

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Series of Reports on Health of Young Men and Boys of Color

New reports show that place matters when it comes to the health of young men...

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September 20, 2010

JDAI Training in Rhode Island

Staff Attorneys Sue Burrell, Deborah Escobedo, and Corene Kendrick conducted a training on Sept. 15...

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September 1, 2010

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Jennifer Rodriguez Presents Florida Summit Keynote Address

On August 25, YLC Staff Attorney Jennifer Rodriguez delivered the keynote address for the 12th...

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August 5, 2010

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YLC Participation in ABA Presidential Showcase

Staff Attorney Corene Kendrick and Board Member Michael Dale were among the speakers participating in...

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July 9, 2010

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Two Recently Released Juvenile Justice Publications

Locked Up and Out - Lesbian,Gay,Bisexual, & Transgender - Youth in Louisiana's Juvenile Justice System...

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June 14, 2010

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Juvenile Justice Diverges in Court

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske  |  Los Angeles Times  — Travell Lincome was a 15-year-old special education student when he was...

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June 14, 2010

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JIDAN Featured in Story on Inequalities in Legal Representation

Youth Law Center was quoted in a Los Angeles Times story examining the representation by...

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June 9, 2010

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Article Re Juveniles in Isolation in Harris County

For Their Own Good - Harris County Juveniles Certified as Adults Are Jailed in Isolation...

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May 27, 2010

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Mental Health Issues in California’s Juvenile Justice System

Youth Law Center's work on placement delay was cited in a recent Berkeley Center on...

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May 17, 2010

Justices Bar Life Terms for Youths Who Haven’t Killed

By The Associated Press  |  WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has ruled that teenagers may not...

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May 12, 2010

YLC Signed on to Comments on NPREC Standards

The Youth Law Center signed on to comments on the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission...

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April 30, 2010

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Gerald Singleton Joins YLC’s Board

The Youth Law Center is pleased to announce that Gerald Singleton has joined our board....

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March 30, 2010

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Sue Burrell Speaker at Mental Health Conference

YLC Staff Attorney Sue Burrell was an invited speaker at the Forensic Mental Health Association...

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March 22, 2010

Former Law Clerk Awarded Scholarship

Meredith Alexander, 2009 Summer Law Clerk, has been awarded the Rosenthal Bar Exam Scholarship for...

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March 19, 2010

Mitesh Patel to Be Given Adult Role Model Award

Project Cornerstone has chosen Mitesh Patel, Youth Law Center law clerk, to receive its Adult...

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March 12, 2010

“When we sentence youth to die in prison, God cries”

By Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben, Ph.D.  |   Here is an article written by one of our...

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March 10, 2010

Lawsuit Against Marin Superior Court and Marin County

A lawsuit filed on March 10, 2010, in the California First District Court of Appeal...

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March 10, 2010

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Press Release re Kleppe v. Marin County

Lawsuit Filed to Stop Marin Juvenile Court Hearings by Videoconference FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 10, 2010 Contact: Corene...

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March 4, 2010

Viewpoint: Juvenile Justice

By Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben  |  Palisadian-Post  —  After reading the moving Viewpoint in last week's Palisadian-Post, written by...

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March 2, 2010

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YLC Quoted in Article on Incarceration of Young Children

YLC Staff Attorney Sue Burrell was interviewed for the latest in a series of articles...

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February 28, 2010

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Article re Jailing of the Very Young

Santa Clara County Commission Calls for End to Jailing of the Very Young By Karen de...

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February 28, 2010

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All Florida’s Abused Kids Deserve Lawyers

By Michael J. Dale and Louis M. Reidenberg  |  Sun Sentinel  —  It is truly a sad day for...

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February 22, 2010

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Sue Burrell at the National Symposium on Indigent Defense

YLC Staff Attorney Sue Burrell was among the invited guests at the Department ...

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February 10, 2010

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YLC’s Letter to the New York Times Re: Restraints

Sue Burrell and Corene Kendrick's letter to the editor was printed in the New York...

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February 7, 2010

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Protecting Youth in Prisons From Violence and Abuse

By Sue Burrell and Corene Kendrick  |  New York Times  — To the Editor: Nicholas D. Kristof compares the rape...

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January 25, 2010

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5 Juvenile Detainees Report Staff Molestation

By Kristina Davis  |  San Diego Union Tribune  — OTAY MESA — County probation officials are reviewing how they...

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January 20, 2010

YLC Joins Effort to Protect Medicaid for Youth in the JJ System

YLC has joined other state and national organizations to urge House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to...

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January 15, 2010

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Articles on Juvenile Representation in Daily Journal

The Daily Journal (California's daily legal newspaper) published a two-part article written by YLC Staff...

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January 15, 2010

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PERSPECTIVE: Juvenile Defense Attorneys Speak Out

By Sue Burrell  |  Daily Journal  — The first part of this article explored the special skills and training...

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January 14, 2010

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Daily Journal Article re Specialty Training

PERSPECTIVE:  Juvenile Delinquency:  The Case for Specialty Training By Sue Burrell  |  Daily Journal  — Each year, more than 100,000...

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January 13, 2010

YLC Mourns Loss of Jack Daniel

The Youth Law Center mourns the loss of Jack Daniel who spent his entire legal...

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December 7, 2009

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Loren Warboys’ Unsung Heroes 2009

Each year, the Youth Law Center presents the Loren Warboys Unsung Hero award to individuals...

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December 4, 2009

SB 1147 Comments

YLC and the Western Center on Law and Poverty submitted comments on draft SB 1147...

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December 4, 2009

JDAI Training in Portland

Staff Attorneys Sue Burrell, Deborah Escobedo, and Corene Kendrick conducted a training on Dec. 3...

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December 2, 2009

California JIDAN Featured in Models for Change Newsletter

The MacArthur Foundation's Models for Change newsletter this month features the JIDAN project and includes...

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November 17, 2009

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YLC Participated in Traveling Training

YLC participated in the Traveling Training for legal services advocates sponsored by the Legal Aid...

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November 16, 2009

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Equity Project’s “Hidden Injustice”

The Equity Project has just released Hidden Injustice: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth...

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November 10, 2009

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Alphabet Soup Trainings

YLC provided training on benefits available for children in out-of-home care on November 6 in...

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October 30, 2009

YLC One of Amici in Graham v. Florida Amici Curiae Brief

The Youth Law Center is one of the Amici Curiae in this brief to the...

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October 22, 2009

Alice Bussiere Core Trainer for the College of Advocacy

YLC Staff attorney Alice Bussiere served as a core trainer for the College of Advocacy...

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October 21, 2009

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YLC Part of Review Team

YLC is working with consultants from the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) to conduct a...

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October 16, 2009

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Corene Kendrick Receives Miles Rubin Public Interest Award

The Youth Law Center is pleased to announe that Corene Kendrick is the 2009 Miles...

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October 13, 2009

Sue Burrell to Present at National Juvenile Defender Summit

YLC Staff Attorney Sue Burrell will be moderating a Plenary on "Defense Strategies to Challenge...

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October 8, 2009

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Valley Mirror Investigates Abuses at Tehama Co. Juvenile Hall

YLC Attorney Sue Burrell was interviewed for a Sacramento Valley Mirror series exposed alleged sexual...

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October 2, 2009

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Training in Indiana

YLC staff Sue Burrell, Corene Kendrick and Deborah Escobedo will be heading to Indianapolis, Indiana...

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September 29, 2009

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Marquez v Calif. Dept. of Health Care Services – Filed

The Youth Law Center, along with other legal advocates, have filed a lawsuit challenging California...

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September 4, 2009

ACLU and CYFD Reach Agreement on JJ Facilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, September 4, 2009 Contact: Peter Simonson, ACLU of NM Executive Director (505)...

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August 28, 2009

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California to Close Its Largest Juvenile Prison

By Michael Rothfeld  |  Los Angeles Times  — Reporting from Sacramento – The state is closing California's largest youth...

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August 14, 2009

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Damon King, Skadden Fellow to Begin Work at YLC

Damon King, our Skadden Fellow, will begin work here on September 14th.  His project is...

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July 29, 2009

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Nicole M. Lewis Joins the YLC Board of Directors

The Youth Law Center is happy to announce that Nicole M. Lewis has just joined...

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July 8, 2009

People v. Nguyen Decision a Disappointment

The California Supreme Court ruled on July 2, 2009, that juvenile felony adjudications count as...

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July 6, 2009

Strip Search of 13 Year Old Student Unconstitutional

The Youth Law Center celebrates the United State Supreme Court decision in Safford v. Redding,...

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June 15, 2009

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Mercury News Article re Lack of Mental Health Services

California's Locked-Up Children Languish without Mental Health Services By Karen de Sá  |  Mercury News  — The lengthy detention of...

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June 11, 2009

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Press Release re Alejo v. O’Connell

Lawsuit Filed to Protect Programs for Homeless, Neglected, Migrant, English Learners and Other "At Risk"...

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June 9, 2009

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CMS Acts to Withdraw Harmful Medicaid Rules

 In December 2007, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued rules that would...

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April 30, 2009

Gateway Charter High School Fundraiser

Through their Future Leaders Institute, Gateway Charter High School Students, lead by Maricarmen Hernandez, are...

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April 20, 2009

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Corene Kendrick Part of Nebraska NJDC Team

Staff Attorney Corene Kendrick was part of a team of juvenile justice experts organized by...

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April 17, 2009

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Sacramento Bee Article re Youth Jails Closure

Closure of Youth Jails Proposed in Cash-Strapped Sacramento County By Andy Furillo  |  Sacramento Bee  — Sacramento County probation officials...

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April 6, 2009

Signing on to Amicus

We have signed on to an amicus brief in a strip search case, Safford v. Redding, that...

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March 26, 2009

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Santa Clara County Jails Youngest Child Ever

By Karen de Sa  |  Mercury News  — One of the youngest children ever to be locked up in...

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March 12, 2009

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John and Marcia Goldman Foundation Grant

The John and Marcia Goldman Foundation has awarded the Youth Law Center and the Santa...

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March 6, 2009

YLC Awarded Attorney Fees in L.H. v. Schwarzenegger

U.S. District Court Judge Karlton recognized the Youth Law Center and its co-counsel for their...

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December 22, 2008

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Hosptial for Young Inmates Urged

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske  |  L.A. Times  — In a move to improve mental healthcare in the troubled juvenile justice...

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December 17, 2008

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Law Review Article Just Published

By Sue Burrell, Corene Kendrick & Brian Blalock  |  Stanford Law & Policy Review  — Sue Burrell, Corene Kendrick...

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December 8, 2008

Damon King New Skadden Fellow

The Youth Law Center is pleased to announce that Damon King has received a Skadden...

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December 1, 2008

Revised Juvenile Court Rules

The California Judicial Council has revised juvenile court rules governing the release of confidential records...

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November 14, 2008

YLC Present at PJDC Roundtable

YLC Staff Attorneys Sue Burrell and Corene Kendrick were among the speakers at the Pacific...

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November 4, 2008

Baby Elmo Project Presentation at CAPIA Training

Carole Shauffer and Jennifer Rodriguez with Dr. Rachel Barr and the staffs of participating counties...

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October 16, 2008

JDAI Training in Houston

YLC Staff Attorneys Sue Burrell, Deborah Escobedo, and Corene Kendrick conducted a training on Oct. 7...

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October 9, 2008

Sacramento Bee Article re L.H. v. Schwarzenegger

Judge Orders Reforms for California Juvenile Parole Revocation By Denny Walsh  |  Sacramento Bee  — A Sacramento federal judge has...

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October 2, 2008

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SB 1147 Signed

This week, Governor Schwarzenegger signed into law S.B. 1147 - Medi-Cal for Juveniles.  As a...

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September 18, 2008

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Proposition 6’s Answer to Safety Issues: Jail, Jail and More Jail

By Sue Burrell  |  Daily Journal  — FORUM COLUMN On this November's crowded initiative ballot, voters will encounter a reassuringly...

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September 3, 2008

California Selected for MacArthur Foundation JIDAN

By Sue Burrell  | San Francisco, California (August 28, 2008):  California has been selected as one of...

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August 27, 2008

Facility Self-Inspections Prove Valuable in New Mexico

Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative News  —  Detention facility self-inspections test whether facilities are meeting constitutional standards and...

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August 11, 2008

L.H. v. Schwarzenegger Task Force Meeting

As co-counsel in L.H. v. Schwarzenegger, we are bringing tegether juvenile defenders from around the...

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August 7, 2008

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Corene Kendrick on NACC Conference Panel

On Monday, August 4, 2008, Corene Kendrick, YLC Staff Attorney, took part in a panel...

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July 21, 2008

San Bernardino Starts Baby Elmo Project

San Bernardino Probation Department held the first session of the Baby Elmo Project, a hands...

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June 16, 2008

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Kids Count Data Book Available

The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 19th annual Kids Count Data Book is now available. The...

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June 6, 2008

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Herald Salinas Article re L.H. Settlement

Lawsuit Gives Paroled Youths New Set of Rules - Arrested Juvenile to Get Hearing in...

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June 5, 2008

Prompt Juvenile Parolee Hearings to Be Held

By Bob Egelko  |  San Francisco Chronicle  —  The state agreed Wednesday to hold prompt hearings and protect the...

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June 5, 2008

Sacramento Bee Article re L.H. Settlement

California Settlement Extends Adult Parollee Rights to Juvenile Offenders By Andy Furillo  |  Sacramento Bee  — Inmates rights lawyers and...

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June 5, 2008

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LA Times Article re L.H. Settlement

State OKs Changes for Juvenile Parole Violators -Settlement Promises Attorneys and Timely Hearings for Youths By...

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June 5, 2008

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Young Parolees Given Basic Rights

By Karen de Sa  |  Mercury News  — A significant legal settlement announced Wednesday grants thousands of juvenile parolees...

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June 4, 2008

California Settles Lawsuit Over Young Parolees’ Rights

By Don Thompson  |  AP National Story  —  SACRAMENTO, Calif.—California announced the settlement of a federal lawsuit Wednesday that...

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June 4, 2008

L.H. v. Schwarzenegger Settles

A settlement was reached on June 4, 2008, between the California Division of Juvenile Justice...

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June 4, 2008

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Press Release re L.H. v. Schwarzenegger Settlement

Settlement Announced by Division of Juvenile Justice and Juvenile Parolees in Lawsuit over Lack of...

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May 23, 2008

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Carole Shauffer on NPR

Carole Shauffer was on NPR's Nation - "A Closer Look: Kids in Court" May 23,...

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May 12, 2008

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She Turned Her Life Around – Incarceration Spurs Change

By Jennifer Gentile  |  The Reporter  — Amanda Bell's life as a young adult was on a downward spiral....

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May 5, 2008

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Youth Law Center Profiled in Final Haigh-Scatena Report

The Youth Law Center is one of the grantees profiled in the final Haigh-Scatena Foundation...

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April 28, 2008

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Article on Juvenile Delinquency Courts

Court System for Juveniles in Disarray:  Study Says State Has Too Many Cases, Not Enough...

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April 4, 2008

Ohio Lawsuit Settles

S.H. v. Stickrath has settled. The settlement is a comprehensive commitment by Ohio to move...

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April 4, 2008

Support for SB 1147 – Medi-Cal Coverage for Juveniles

The Youth Law Center is sponsoring S.B. 1147, which would require the Department of Health...

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April 3, 2008

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Press Release re Ohio Conditions Lawsuit Settlement

Juvenile Justice Reform on Track in Ohio - Class Action Settlement Filed COLUMBUS, OH – A...

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March 2, 2008

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13,000 Abuse Claims in Juvie Centers

By HOLBROOK MOHR, Associated Press Writer  |  AP National Story  — COLUMBIA, Miss. - The Columbia Training School -...

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February 29, 2008

Three Counties Implementing Baby Elmo Parenting Program

Orange, Fresno and Yolo Counties are implementing the Baby Elmo Parenting Program, which is designed...

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February 20, 2008

Counsel for Juvenile Parolees in Parole Revocation Hearings

By Magee  | Judge in L.H. v. Schwarzenegger orders defendants to appoint counsel to represent each and...

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February 15, 2008

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California DJJ Must Appoint Attorneys for all Youth

(Sacramento, CA – January 29, 2008) – A federal judge ruled today that the California...

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January 31, 2008

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State Must Appoint Counsel for Juvenile Parolees, Judge Rules

By Linda Rapattoni  |  Daily Journal  — SACRAMENTO - Attorneys for 3,000 juvenile offenders who sued the state for...

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January 5, 2008

Article re Closure of Two DJJ Facilities

January 5, 2008 Two Youth Prisons to Close - Division of Juvenile Justice says this shows the...

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December 31, 2007

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Press Release re Reforms of Ohio’s Juvenile Justice System

Ohio Announces the Release of Fact-finding Report, Prompting Continued Reforms of Ohio's Juvenile Justice System COLUMBUS,...

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November 30, 2007

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Loren Warboys Unsung Heroes 2007

Each year, the Youth Law Center presents the Loren Warboys Unsung Hero Award to individuals...

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September 20, 2007

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Federal Judge Favors Juvenile Parolees in Due Process Suit

By Linda Rapattoni  |  Daily Journal  — SACRAMENTO - A federal judge ruled Wednesday the state's parole revocation system...

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August 22, 2007

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Visitors to Juvenile Hall Feel Stuck Too

By Susannah Rosenblatt  |  The Los Angeles Times  — On a typical Sunday morning in an industrial patch of...

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August 10, 2007

Young Offender Camp a Possibility for Area

By EMILIE RAGUSO  |  Sacramento Bee  — Stanislaus and neighboring counties will keep more youthful offenders closer to home...

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May 21, 2007

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CJJRP Press Release

California Juvenile Reentry Partnership Aims To Improve Outcomes For Youth FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 21, 2007 Contact: Laurie...

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May 16, 2007

Sue Burrell Honored by the SF Public Defender’s Office

At the San Francisco Public Defender's 4th Annual Juvenile Justice Summit, "Youth Justice: School, Gangs...

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April 18, 2007

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Press Release on Juvenile Justice Data Project

Unprecedented Collaborative Effort Provides Data on County & State Programs The Juvenile Justice Data Project (JJDP)...

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March 12, 2007

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Fire at L.A. Juvenile Hall Signals Wider Issue for Youth Lockups

By Susan McRae  |  The San Francisco Daily Journal  — LOS ANGELES - Despite federal monitoring of Los Angeles...

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March 2, 2007

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Press Release re L.H. v. Schwarzennegger

Judge Denies State's Motion To Dismiss Federal Lawsuit Challenging California's Unconstitutional Juvenile Parole System Sacramento, CA...

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December 4, 2006

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Loren Warboys Unsung Heroes 2006

Each year, the Youth Law Center presents the Loren Warboys Unsung Hero award to individuals...

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June 21, 2006

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L.H. v. Schwarzenegger Press Release

(Sacramento, CA – June 21, 2006) – A class action lawsuit filed today in federal...

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May 10, 2006

YLC & BALA Settle Lawsuit Challenging Housing Authority

The Youth Law Center (YLC) and the Contra Costa County office of Bay Area Legal...

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April 26, 2006

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Violence-Prone YA Still Fails Its Children, Its Taxpayers

By Sue Burrell and Jonathan Laba  |  SF Daily Journal - Forum Column  — Beginning in 2000, the California...

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March 13, 2006

Gang Label Removed in Santa Cruz County

A Special-Education Student Gets Gang Label Removed in Santa Cruz County By George B. Sanchez  |  Monterey County...

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February 17, 2006

Agreement to Overhaul New Mexico’s Juvenile Justice System

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, February 17, 2006 CONTACT: Peter Simonson, Executive Director, ACLU of New Mexico, 505-266-5915 or (cell) 505-620-0775 Daniel...

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December 15, 2005

Housing Authority Sued Re Sec. 8 Housing Subsidy Termination

The Youth Law Center and Bay Area Legal Aid have filed a lawsuit against the...

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December 14, 2005

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YLC Hires Two Staff Attorneys For San Francisco Office

Profiles of the new staff attorneys: Corene Kendrick Corene Kendrick joined the Youth Law Center...

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December 14, 2005

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Loren Warboys Unsung Heroes 2005

Each year, the Youth Law Center presents the Loren Warboys Unsung Hero award to individuals...

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December 20, 2004

Press Release re Ohio Conditions Lawsuit

Children’s Advocates File Suit against Ohio over Abuse of Girls at Scioto Lawsuit cites abysmal state...

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