April 13, 2022

We're hiring! YLC seeks a full-time staff attorney for homelessness prevention projects

The Youth Law Center (YLC) is excited to announce that we are seeking a full-time staff attorney to help drive our work on behalf of youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Candidates for this position should have 1-5 years of experience as a practicing attorney, a current active California bar license or willingness to gain bar admission in California, and an interest in leading a project to improve housing stability and prevent homelessness among vulnerable children and youth impacted by the foster care and juvenile justice systems.

The Staff Attorney will be part of a team of attorneys and advocates working in a variety of substantive areas, such as protecting children and youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems from abuse and dangerous conditions in out-of-home care; ensuring that government and other agencies provide support and services (e.g., health, mental health, education) to enable system-involved youth to become healthy and productive adults; and ensuring youth in both systems have individualized, developmentally appropriate parenting as well as connections to families and to their communities.

If you or someone you know might be interested in this opportunity, please see the full job description for further details and application instructions.

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