Category: Press Releases & Announcements

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May 15, 2024

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Statement Supporting Trailer Bill Language in 2025 CA State Budget

STATEMENT BY YOUTH LAW CENTER AND CALIFORNIA YOUTH CONNECTION In Support of Trailer Bill Language in...

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May 10, 2024

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Youth Law Center to Mark First 45 Years of Legal Advocacy Work with Special Event Honoring Angela Vigil of Baker McKenzi...

For Release: May 10, 2024 Contact: Natalie Reynolds, nreynolds@ylc.org, (408) 504-7611 Youth Law Center to Mark First...

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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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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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June 15, 2023

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

In a victory for Native youth, families and Tribal Nations, the Supreme Court today upheld...

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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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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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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 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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August 25, 2022

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YLC Urges United States Supreme Court to Uphold Indian Child Welfare Act

Last week, the Youth Law Center joined 30 other groups in submitting an amicus brief to 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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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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September 9, 2021

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YLC Supporting Legislation That Will Extend Access to Chafee Services Until Age 27

“The pandemic has intensified every inequity for youth exiting foster care to crisis levels --...

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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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July 1, 2021

YLC celebrates new scholarship with Iranian American Women Foundation

YLC is thrilled to congratulate and celebrate the winner of this year's Iranian American Women...

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June 24, 2021

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YLC joins #CheckForUs campaign

YLC is proud to be part of the #CheckForUs campaign, aiming to inform thousands of...

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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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December 11, 2020

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California Halts Use of Out of State Foster Care Facilities

Months of Youth Law Center advocacy with the Young Women’s Freedom Center demanding that the...

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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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May 5, 2020

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Six Immediate Steps for THP-Plus Stability

**NOTE: This resource has been updated and can now be found here and here. (August...

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April 3, 2020

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Advocacy groups launch #UpChafee campaign urging Congress to take action for youth in foster care

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, DC (April 3, 2020)  -- Child welfare advocates, policy partners, and young...

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April 1, 2020

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YLC’s Emergency Planning Toolkit for Youth in Congregate Care

Youth Law Center has developed an emergency planning resource to support attorneys and advocates working...

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March 23, 2020

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YLC launches QPI resource series “COVID19: The New Normal”

We understand that the daily changes and constantly updated information on the COVID-19 crisis can...

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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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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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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 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 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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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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March 31, 2016

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CECANF Releases Final Report

The Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities (CECANF)  has released its final recommendations for...

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December 17, 2015

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DHCS Launches Web Page for Medi-Cal for Former Foster Youth

DHCS has launched a web page on Medi-Cal for Former Foster Youth.  This site is...

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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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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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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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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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May 23, 2013

HELP Separated Children’s Act Supported by YLC

The HELP Separated Children’s Act, supported by the Youth Law Center, has passed the Senate...

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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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August 10, 2010

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CDSS to Provide County Probation Access to CWS/CMS

Tuesday Morning  — Effective October 1, 2010, county probation departments will be able to have access to...

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April 5, 2010

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New YTFG Publication!

In an effort to strengthen philanthropic investments among its membership, the Youth Transition Funders Group...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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