National Center for Youth Law

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Antioch school district must face trial on agreement to remedy bias against Black students

February 27, 2018
Contact: Lawrence Carter-Long, Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund, 510-644-2555 x5256
Allison Elgart, Equal Justice Society,, 415-288-8708
Michael Harris, National Center for Youth Law,, 510-835-8098 x3006
  MARTINEZ, CA – A state court has rejected the Antioch…

White House Defense Of Rob Porter And Trump’s Dismissal Of Domestic Abuse Survivors Bolsters Lawsuit Against DeVos For Rolling Back Protections For Survivors of Sexual Violence - Original Suit Against DeVos Alleged That Trump Administration Disregards Abuse Reported by Women Survivors - Rob Porter Incident Strengthens Legal Argument

February 23, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, February 23, 2018
Contact: Charisma Troiano, Democracy Forward, (202) 701-1781
Lewis Cohen, National Center for Youth Law, (510) 835-8098 ext. 4045 Washington, D.C. — A coalition of advocacy and public interest organizations amended their suit challenging the Trump administration’s rollback of…

Legal Advocacy Groups Sue Betsy DeVos and Trump Administration For Discriminating Against Student Survivors of Sexual Violence - Citing Bias of Administration Officials, SurvJustice, Equal Rights Advocates and Victim Rights Law Center Sue to Reinstate Protections for Student Survivors, Overturn Trump Title IX Policy

January 25, 2018
Thursday, January 25, 2018 Contact: Lewis Cohen,, 510.469.3007 Washington, DC — On behalf of plaintiffs SurvJustice, Equal Rights Advocates, and Victim Rights Law Center, three national public interest organizations — Democracy Forward, the National Center for Youth Law, and the National…

FEDERAL COURT ALLOWS MISSOURI FOSTER CARE SUIT TO PROCEED - Plaintiffs’ Counsel ‘Gratified the Court Has Ruled in Favor of Youth,’ Notes Children ‘Continue to be Prescribed Powerful and Potentially Dangerous Drugs … Without Proper Oversight’

January 9, 2018
Contact:  Wende Gozan Brown at 646-216-3329,
Maria Tsikalas at 314-977-3077,
Lewis Cohen at 510-469-3007,   (Kansas City, MO) – For the first time, a federal court has ruled that the failure to oversee the administration of…