In Arizona, FosterEd is working in partnership with a deeply invested team of state and local partners, students, and parents to create a future in which the vast majority of system-involved youth graduate high school with the widest array of possibilities for their future.
Through this campaign NCYL is working to establish and defend the rights to privacy and reproductive health access for all youth, including foster youth, in California and nationally.
NCYL raises public awareness about the plight of sex trafficked children and young adults and helps formulate and implement public policies that address their needs as victims, not criminals.
This campaign addresses closing pathways to the adult system as well as creating meaningful opportunities for release of prisoners serving lengthy sentences for crimes committed as youth.
Ensuring Adequate Oversight for the Safe Administration of Psychotropic Medications to Youth in Foster Care - Missouri
NCYL is partnering with Children’s Rights, and Saint Louis University School of Law Legal Clinics to ensure Missouri enacts policies and practices that reduce the risk of harm to the children in its custody.
Together with key partners, the National Center for Youth Law is leading a campaign that ensures school districts protect vulnerable students from harassment, bullying and intimidation.
By improving probation agency and school district policy and practice; and building the capacity of community based organizations, this project will ensure students exiting juvenile detention are quickly enrolled in their community school and vulnerable populations of students remain in their community school.
This campaign has worked to establish and implement of a system that focuses on intensive home and community-based mental health services for all Medicaid-eligible children under the age of 21 in Washington State.
FosterEd New Mexico is working to improve the educational outcomes of children in New Mexico’s care by implementing promising practices; forging and bolstering partnerships at a local system level to establish infrastructure for cross-sector engagement, and working at a state and regional policy level to address large scale systemic barriers.
FosterEd California supports our public agency partners around systems and practice reforms to better support the education needs of system-involved youth through scaling effective practices, policy reform and best-in-class demonstration sites.
California foster children are being prescribed dangerous and unnecessary doses of psychotropic medications. Often the drugs are used as chemical
Reforming the Juvenile Justice System to Treat Children in a Developmentally Appropriate Manner - California
NCYL is leading a campaign that ensures California’s justice system treats youth in a manner appropriate for their age, cognitive development and ability to change.
NCYL has launched a campaign to interrupt the “school-to-prison pipeline” through early interventions focused on creating positive school environments that address students’ academic and behavioral needs.