National Center for Youth Law

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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.                           
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September 28, 2020 Contact: Patty Guinto, pguinto@youthlaw.org Riverside, CA — An amended complaint was filed…

July 15, 2020
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July 15, 2020 Contact: Michael Harris, 510-277-5452, mharris@youthlaw.org SANTA ANA, CA – Today the Orange County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to end collection and discharge $18.5 million in fees charged to families with children in…

Ninth Circuit Hears Oral Argument Regarding the Flores Settlement Agreement

May 19, 2020
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May 19, 2020 Contact: Patty Guinto, 626.512.4974, pguinto@youthlaw.org Oakland, CA – Today, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel heard oral arguments in Flores v. Barr and considered the Federal Government’s attempt to terminate the Flores Settlement Agreement. The Agreement, in