National Center for Youth Law

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Tonisha Smith V. Alameda County

Under California law, every youth in foster care is entitled to a safe place to live at all times. With partners Youth Law Center and Morgan Lewis LLP, National Center for Youth Law has filed a complaint against Alameda County and its Social Service Agency on behalf of a youth in extended foster care who experienced more than two weeks of homelessness because the agency failed to provide her with a place to live.