National Center for Youth Law

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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.…

L.A. County and the National Center for Youth Law Jointly Release New Report Highlighting the County’s Efforts to Address the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth

November 23, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 23, 2020 Contact: Patty Guinto, media@youthlaw.org

L.A. County and the National Center for Youth Law Jointly Release New Report Highlighting the County’s Efforts to Address the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth

Today, Los Angeles County, in partnership with the…

Lawsuit Against Riverside County Seeks Reimbursement for Families Illegally Charged with Juvenile Justice Fees

September 28, 2020
For over a decade Riverside County collected juvenile fees without following the mandated legal process, disproportionately punishing Black and Latinx families and those with low incomes.                           
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2020 Contact: Patty Guinto, media@youthlaw.org Riverside, CA — An amended complaint was filed…