National Center for Youth Law

Press Releases

JUDGE ORDERS WASHINGTON STATE TO END CAR AND HOTEL STAYS FOR FOSTER YOUTH

June 29, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 29, 2021 Contact: Patty Guinto, pguinto@youthlaw.org Seattle, WA – Today, Federal Judge Barbara Rothstein of the Western District of Washington ruled that the Washington Department of Children, Youth, and Families must end its practice of forcing youth in foster care to…

After Review of 2020 Pandemic Spending Plans, Education Advocates Call for More Transparency, Accountability, & Services as Some $55B in Federal & State Funds Flow to K12

May 18, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2021 Contact: Patty Guinto, media@youthlaw.org San Francisco, CA – Several prominent education advocacy organizations released a report today sounding an urgent alarm over the need for increased transparency and public accountability mechanisms in the spending of some $55B in one-time…

California Supreme Court Upholds Law Protecting 14–15-Year-Olds from Transfer to Adult Court

February 25, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “California honors the value and potential that all 14- and 15-year-old children possess to learn from their mistakes and grow to become healthy, productive members of our society. Today is a good day for youth and for youth justice…

California Department of Education Rules in Favor of Students with Disabilities Denied Special Education Assessments by Sacramento City Unified School District During COVID-19 Pandemic

February 10, 2021
Contact: Patty Guinto, media@youthlaw.org On January 19, 2021, the California Department of Education (CDE) ruled in favor of students with disabilities, declaring that the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) has failed to conduct special education assessments since distance learning began amid the COVID-19 pandemic.…