National Center for Youth Law

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New Guide Helps Mental Health Professionals Serve Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

November 16, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 15, 2021 Contact: Willis Jacobson, wjacobson@youthlaw.org Children who arrive at the U.S. border without a parent or legal guardian are remarkably resilient, but many experience severe psychological trauma during their migration journeys and time in federal custody. These children are in

A Know-Your-Rights Guide for Parents and Guardians is Now Available

August 10, 2021
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August 10, 2021 Contact: Willis Jacobson, wjacobson@youthlaw.org In-person instruction has returned to public schools in California, but that doesn’t mean students are required to be on campus. Students and families with concerns about health or safety can still enroll in an off-campus,…

Disability Rights Organizations Submit Overwhelming Evidence of DC’s Broken Children’s Mental Health System; Seek Certification of Class of Hundreds of Needlessly Institutionalized Children with Mental Health Disabilities

July 26, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 26, 2021 Contact: Patty Guinto, media@youthlaw.org Washington, D.C. – Last week, the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, Disability Rights DC, the National Center for Youth Law, and Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP filed a motion to certify a class in…

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

June 29, 2021
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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
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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…