National Center for Youth Law

Press Releases

NCYL Statement on U.S. Department of Education COVID-19 Guidance

March 17, 2020
March 17, 2020 – During this unprecedented worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, the National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) continues to advance justice by protecting the rights of children and youth and ensure the public systems impacting their lives provide the supports they need to realize their…

Raise the Age California Coalition Issues Public Statement

January 30, 2020
January 30, 2020 Californians who have experienced the adult and youth prison system, along with youth advocates, have long called for California to recognize and meet the unique needs of emerging adults by keeping them out of the adult punishment system and instead provide them…

Oral Arguments highlight the Dept of Ed’s attempts to destroy protections for students who experience sexual harassment. - Betsy DeVos's hypocrisy in addressing sexual harassment in schools continues

October 17, 2019
We sued Betsy DeVos more than 20 months ago about her decision to remove important federal protections for people experiencing sexual harassment, including sexual violence, in schools.  These changes and reversals are based on unfounded generalizations about women and girls, particularly their credibility regarding reported

Sacramento City Unified School District sued over the segregation and mistreatment of students with disabilities, particularly Black students with disabilities - Suit follows years of documented disability and race discrimination by the District

September 5, 2019
September 5, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Patty Guinto, National Center for Youth Law,
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A coalition of nonprofit advocacy groups filed a lawsuit today against the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD), Superintendent Jorge A. Aguilar, and others on behalf