YLC Reissues Report “Closing the Extracurriculars Gap”

Three years ago the Youth Law Center first issued the publication “Closing the Extracurriculars Gap: Prioritizing Extracurricular Activities as a Key Intervention for Children and Youth in Foster Care and Juvenile Justice” to make the case for action to ensure that young people in foster care have meaningful access to extracurricular and enrichment activities. YLC […]

New YLC Publication: THP-NMD – An Advocacy Guide to Preventing Involuntary Exits

YLC has created a new resource, THP-NMD: An Advocacy Guide to Preventing Involuntary Exits, developed after young adults reported being exited prematurely from their transitional housing programs, sometimes without notice or proper process. Our new advocacy guide summarizes the legal protections that young adults have–both as former foster youth and as tenants–to remain in THP-NMD […]

Celebrating Youth Law Center’s 2020 Unsung Heroes

Each year, the Youth Law Center honors Unsung Heroes, a celebration of everyday people who make a difference in the lives of children in the juvenile justice and foster care systems. This year, we are thrilled to honor the people who have worked incredibly hard for youth in the foster care and juvenile justice system during […]

Historic Gathering of Birth and Foster Parents

The Youth Law Center is leading efforts across the country through our Quality Parenting Initiative to unite birth and foster families to create and implement shared policy solutions, educate policy makers and develop and implement model programs that support partnership. Birth and foster families are most invested in children’s healthy development and happiness, but have […]