New Law Creates Steps Toward Educational Equity for Youth In California’s Juvenile Justice System Youth Law Center is excited to announce that California AB 102 (Holden), legislation to support juvenile justice impacted students’ access to higher education through dual enrollment, was signed into law by Governor Newsom on Friday, September 30th, 2022. This new law, […]
YLC and Project Change Celebrate Budget Victory for Students
YLC and the Project Change Program at the College of San Mateo recently hosted an event to celebrate joint advocacy that has resulted in $15 million in California ongoing state funds to allow expansion of community college programs like Project Change that support post-secondary success of students impacted by the juvenile justice system. The state […]
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 experienced the greatest challenges, and promises to provide them treatment, care, guidance, rehabilitation, and a pathway to a better future. This promise is critical for the health of our youth and our communities. Education should be central to that mission. […]
CA Invests Historic $10 Million in funds for Justice System Impacted Students to Access Higher Education!
After many years of advocacy by the Youth Law Center and partners in the juvenile justice and community college systems, California has allocated $10 million on-going to the California Community College Chancellor’s Office Rising Scholars Network. These funds will support community college programs that serve justice impacted students, including juvenile justice involved students. In this critical […]