National Center for Youth Law

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In Solidarity With Those Seeking Justice

May 29, 2020
NCYL stands in solidarity with all those outraged by the murder of George Floyd and fighting to end the centuries of terror and murder purposefully and systemically inflicted upon African Americans.
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NCYL Calls on California Governor Newsom to Fund School-Based Health Centers

April 30, 2020
As the COVID-19 crisis continues, many children and youth are experiencing gaps in access to routine health services, as well as new or worsening mental health issues. School closures have also revealed the significant role that schools play in meeting many students’ basic health needs…

Youth Justice COVID-19 Statement

April 5, 2020
As the country works to address the COVID-19 public health crisis, the National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) maintains its focus on ensuring the health, safety, and wellbeing of children and youth involved in or at-risk of involvement in the juvenile justice system. As we…

Mental Health COVID-19 Statement and Resources

March 31, 2020
COVID-19 has dramatically changed the lives of most children and families – and will undoubtedly have a significant impact on the mental health and wellness of children. This requires us to think about immediate and long-term solutions to mitigate harm and proactively improve our systems…

Response to the $2 Trillion COVID-19 Stimulus Package

March 26, 2020
The National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) commends the Senate for passing legislation with much crucial assistance for the nation to address the impact of COVID-19. While this is a useful start, Congress must act quickly to provide additional assistance to schools to ensure that,…

Protecting Children and Youth During the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 20, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis has created unprecedented challenges for youth and families across the country. The National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) is leading efforts to protect children and ensure they receive the supports and opportunities they need in this time. Impact Litigation  Expediting the release…