National Center for Youth Law

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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
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 25, 2018 Contact: Lewis Cohen, lcohen@youthlaw.org, 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
        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact:  Wende Gozan Brown at 646-216-3329, wbrown@childrensrights.org
Maria Tsikalas at 314-977-3077, maria.tsikalas@slu.edu
Lewis Cohen at 510-469-3007, lcohen@youthlaw.org   (Kansas City, MO) – For the first time, a federal court has ruled that the failure to oversee the administration of…

NCYL Efforts Lead to Big Budget Increases for California Kids

June 27, 2017
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June 27, 2017 Contact: Lewis Cohen, Senior Director of Communications, lcohen@youthlaw.org, 510.835.8098 ext 3045 Oakland, CA – The National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) played a leading role in increasing California’s budget for children, particularly those in foster care. California’s budget, signed…

LANDMARK FEDERAL LAWSUIT CHARGES MISSOURI WITH PERVASIVE FAILURE TO MONITOR THE PRESCRIPTION AND ADMINISTRATION OF POWERFUL PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATIONS TO FOSTER YOUTH

June 12, 2017

       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 12, 2017 Contact:
Holly Aubry, haubry@childrensrights.org, 646.943.0541
Lewis Cohen, lcohen@youthlaw.org, 510.835.8098, ext 3045
Jessica Lillie Ciccone, lillieciccone@slu.edu, 314.977.7248 Jefferson City, Missouri – Watchdogs Children’s Rights, National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) and Saint Louis University School of Law Legal…