Youth Law Center and County of Sacramento Reach Settlement Agreement


On June 27, 2023, a stipulated Final Judgement approving a negotiated settlement between Sacramento County, CA and the Youth Law Center was approved by California Superior Court, Honorable Judge Shelleyanne W.L. Chang. The agreement covers all foster care placements and marks a turning point in Sacramento County, ending a practice of placing youth in unlicensed settings that has been going on for years.


Below are links to various documents in the case:

June 28, 2023: Joint statement by Youth Law Center and Sacramento County

June 27, 2023: Daniels v. Sacramento County – Final Judgment Signed by Hon, Shelleyanne W.L. Chang, Sacramento County Superior Court

June 7, 2023: Daniels v. Sacramento County – Petition for Writ of Mandate and Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

March 17, 2023: Youth Law Center’s Demand Letter to Sacramento County to Cease Operation of Unlicensed Facility at Warren E. Thornton Youth Center


For more information please contact:
Brian Blalock, Senior Directing Attorney,; cell/text: (707) 563-1524