National Center for Youth Law

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Extreme Housing Instability and Lack of Mental Health Services Endanger Children in Kansas Foster Care, New Suit Charges - Kids Moved So Often They Are Effectively Homeless While Deprived of Necessary Mental Health Treatment, “As Kansans We Should Be Ashamed and Outraged”

November 16, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 16, 2018
Contact: Lewis Cohen, lcohen@youthlaw.org, (510)8996561   (KANSAS CITY, KANSAS) – Children in Kansas foster care face extreme housing instability—sometimes moved more than 50 or 100 times—and are deprived of critical mental health assessments and services according to a federal…

New Evidence Reinforces Claim Trump’s Title IX Policy Was Based on Sexist Stereotypes, Rendering It Unconstitutional - New Documents Reveal Senior Education Department Official Candice Jackson Ordered Staff To Read Book Describing Title IX As Protecting Women From "Sexual Bogeymen"

November 1, 2018
Legal and Advocacy Groups Cite New Evidence In Amending Federal Lawsuit Against Trump Administration
           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 1, 2018 Contact: Charisma Troiano, Democracy Forward, (202) 701-1781, ctroiano@democracyforward.org San Francisco, CA. — Yesterday, on behalf of plaintiffs SurvJustice, Equal Rights Advocates, and Victim…

District of Columbia Faces Lawsuit for Unnecessarily Institutionalizing Hundreds of Children with Mental Health Disabilities - Class Action Complaint, Filed by Disability Rights DC, the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, National Center for Youth Law, and Schulte Roth & Zabel, Sues District for Violating Americans with Disabilities Act

August 14, 2018
                DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA FACES LAWSUIT FOR UNNECESSARILY INSTITUTIONALIZING HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN WITH MENTAL HEALTH DISABILITIES Class Action Complaint, Filed by Disability Rights DC, the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, National Center for Youth Law, and Schulte

Federal Court Hearing: Legal and Advocacy Groups Go Before Judge to Oppose Trump Administration’s Unconstitutional Title IX Policy - Betsy DeVos Rolled Back Protections for Student Survivors of Sexual Violence Coalition of Legal and Advocacy Organizations are Suing the Trump Administration For Implementing Policy Based on Sexist Stereotypes

July 19, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 19, 2018 Contact: Charisma Troiano, Democracy Forward, (202) 701-1781, ctroiano@democracyforward.org San Francisco, CA. — Today, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California heard oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s discriminatory rollback of Title

NCYL Files Lawsuit Against Oppressive ‘YAT’ Youth Program in Riverside

July 2, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 2, 2018 Contact: ACLU SoCal Communications & Media Advocacy, communications@aclusocal.org, 213-977-5252 RIVERSIDE, CA — The Youth Accountability Team (YAT) program was created in 2001 in Riverside County to target at-risk youths for intervention. But YAT treats children who have not…