National Center for Youth Law
  • Settlement shuts off prison pipeline for many youths of color

    In a model for juvenile justice programs across the country, our settlement with Riverside County calls for youths accused of committing crimes to receive due process protections, including the appointment of a defense lawyer, upon referral to a diversion program.

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  • Join us for Lobby Day August 22!

    Join us in Sacramento on Thursday, August 22 to lobby for AB 1454, which will ensure that fewer youth are incarcerated for youthful behavior and that communities get the funding they need to provide trauma-informed, community-based interventions!

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  • #ProtectX

    Title X is under attack! The National Center for Youth Law filed Amicus briefs in support of protecting Title X, which has made quality reproductive health care available to countless young people. Learn how currently proposed revisions to Title X will devastate the health of our most vulnerable youth.

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  • Litigation Team Defends Rights of Children with Disabilities in Oregon

    On Jul 10, attorney Alice Abrokwa argued against a motion to dismiss our case against the Oregon Department of Education. “The overall goal is for the state to support school districts in meeting the needs of these students. To make sure every student, as they’re entitled to, gets a chance to learn and isn’t excluded just because they have disabilities.

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  • Motion Seeks to End Health and Safety Crisis for Detained Migrant Children

    A Temporary Restraining Order Motion filed by the National Center for Youth Law and co-counsel Wednesday, June 26 seeks to provide emergency relief to children living without access to basic hygiene supplies and adequate nutrition or sleep at Customs and Border Patrol Facilities.

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