National Center for Youth Law

At the Center

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,…

Monitoring COVID-19 Impact on Marginalized Children and Youth

March 20, 2020
During this unprecedented worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, the National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) is continuing to advance justice by protecting the rights of children and youth and ensuring the public systems impacting their lives provide the supports they need to realize their full potential. We…

One Year Ago at NCYL: COPAA v. DeVos

March 10, 2020
In March 2019, a U.S. District Court agreed with the National Center for Youth Law that the U.S. Department of Education had engaged in an “illegal delay” of the 2016 Equity in Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) regulations. The federal court’s ruling required those…

NCYL Files Flores Brief with Ninth Circuit

January 21, 2020
NCYL and co-counsel filed a brief in the Ninth Circuit January 21 as part of our ongoing efforts to combat the Administration’s attempts to undermine the Flores Settlement Agreement and the protections it provides to all children in federal immigration custody.  In September 2019,

A Reflection on the Work of a Champion for Children

December 6, 2019
Today, the National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) celebrates another victory for children as a federal judge has granted final approval of a groundbreaking settlement designed to ensure that children in foster care in Missouri are administered psychotropic medications only when safe

Oral Arguments highlight the Dept of Ed’s attempts to destroy protections for students who experience sexual harassment. - Betsy DeVos's hypocrisy in addressing sexual harassment in schools continues

October 17, 2019
We sued Betsy DeVos more than 20 months ago about her decision to remove important federal protections for people experiencing sexual harassment, including sexual violence, in schools.  These changes and reversals are based on unfounded generalizations about women and girls, particularly their credibility regarding reported