National Center for Youth Law

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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

MOTION SEEKS TO END HEALTH AND SAFETY CRISIS FOR DETAINED MIGRANT CHILDREN - Temporary Restraining Order Filed Against US Government seeks to end endangerment of Children’s lives in US Customs and Border Patrol Custody

June 26, 2019
A Temporary Restraining Order Motion filed by the National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) and co-counsel Wednesday, June 26 seeks to provide emergency relief to children living without access to basic hygiene supplies and adequate nutrition or sleep at Customs and Border Patrol Facilities. The…

Bill Grimm, A Champion for Children

April 8, 2019
William Lee “Bill” Grimm, Senior Director, Strategic Advocacy and Child Welfare at the National Center for Youth Law (NCYL), was a public impact attorney who worked for 43 years transforming and redeeming some of the most troubled child welfare systems in America. He dedicated his…

NCYL’s 2016 Summer Clerks and Interns

June 30, 2016
 
Melissa Bejarano is a rising second-year law student at University of California, Hastings College of the Law. This summer, she will be working with Staff Attorney Bill Grimm on Child Welfare issues, particularly with creating an administrative petition addressing the over-use of psychotropic drugs…