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Editorial: Putting a Check on Deaths of Foster Children

April 4, 2011
Los Angeles Times – NCYL led a coalition to pass California Senate Bill 39, which mandates child protective services agencies to release information about children who have died of abuse and neglect. Since the bill went into effect in 2008, NCYL, along with The Los

Here’s proof that bad kids can change

December 13, 2010
I believe most kids can be rehabilitated, but in the United States, people who commit murder before the age of 18 can be sentenced to life without parole.  …

A case for clemency for Sara Kruzan

November 7, 2010
California’s governors don’t often grant clemency or parole to deserving prisoners because there is little upside – but much political risk – in doing so. If all goes well, the governor has done a small good deed that few people will notice. If anything goes…

82 child abuse cases reviewed

September 9, 2010
In 82 cases of severe abuse and neglect, the Clark County district attorney’s office claims it had to intervene in the actions of the Department of Family Services for the sake of the safety of the children involved.  …