National Center for Youth Law

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NCYL Attorney Leecia Welch Wins ABA Child Advocacy Award

July 10, 2007
Leecia Welch, senior attorney at the National Center for Youth Law, has been awarded the 2007 Child Advocacy Award by the ABA Young Lawyers Division. The national award is intended to “honor lawyers for distinguished service on behalf of

Nevada Judge Allows Foster Care Lawsuit to Proceed

May 9, 2007
May 9, 2007 – A U.S. District Court judge in Las Vegas has ruled that the plaintiffs can proceed with the majority of claims in a lawsuit filed by NCYL to reform the child welfare system in Clark County, Nevada. Judge Robert Jones’ May ruling…

WA Supreme Court to Review Jailing of Foster Youth

February 7, 2007
For more information contact: Pat Arthur 510-835-8098 X 3006
Feb 19, 2007 – The Washington Supreme Court is reviewing lower court decisions that allow judges to incarcerate foster children indefinitely as punishment for running away from their placements. Oral arguments were heard by the Court…