In this issue highlights the role of child trafficking survivors in California’s policy making process; updates the effort to end direct file at the ballot box; and looks at the fight over public disclosure in child welfare cases involving near fatalities.
In this issue NCYL calls attention to unintended pregnancy in foster youth and their access to reproductive and sexual health care services and education; California legislation addressing the overmedication of psychotropics for foster youth advances; and NCYL intern DeAngelo Cortijo gives the keynote address at a national symposium on dual status youth.
In this issue a NCYL supported California ballot initiative seeks to overcome opposition from the California District Attorney’s Association, FosterEd New Mexico launches a demonstration site, and the CSEC action team solicits applicants for its new advisory board.
In this issue NCYL mourns the passing of our colleague Fiza Quraishi, NYCL sues group home operator for denying residents reproductive and sexual health care, and bill to take FosterEd Arizona statewide is introduced in state legislature.
In this issue: NCYL files suit in Connecticut over expelled students right to an education, Multi-Disciplinary teams convene to address child trafficking, new report reveals achievement gap for Arizona students in foster care