National Center for Youth Law

Press Releases

July 15, 2020
July 15, 2020 Contact: Michael Harris, 510-277-5452, 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
May 19, 2020 Contact: Patty Guinto, 626.512.4974, 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

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…