Legal Rights of Teens in Out of Home Care (2014)

This booklet, based on California law, covers some of the concerns of a youth in out-of-home care, including types of placements, guardianship, independent living, role of the courts, visitation, confidentiality, pregnancy, money, religion, driving, emancipation and rights and responsibilities of youth in out-of-home care, group or foster homes

SB 1147 – Suspension Rather than Termination of Medi-Cal

Youth Law Center sponsored this bill, which was enacted by the California Legislature in 2008. It provides for the suspension rather than termination of Medi-Cal for children who were Medi-Cal when they went into secure confinement (when became inmates of a public institution for purposes of Medi-Cal). This legislation represented an important step in assuring […]

January 12, 2010, Letter to Nancy Pelosi Re: Suspending Rather than Terminating Medicaid

YLC has signed on with other state and national organizations to urge House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to include in final health care legislation a provision in the House-passed bill (H.R. 3962, §1729) requiring states to suspend—rather than terminate—Medicaid benefits for youth in juvenile facilities. This issue arises out of YLC work on Improving Access to […]