National Center for Youth Law

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Federal Lawsuit: Oregon Failing to Ensure That All Children Can Attend a Full day of School - Parents & Advocates Call for Equal Access to Classrooms for Students with Disabilities

January 22, 2019
                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2019 Contact: Lewis Cohen, National Center for Youth Law,, 510-899-6561
Norma Kelly, Bazelon Center,, 818-395-1342
Julie Rosenthal, Bazelon Center,, 202-486-3059
Selene Almazan, COPAA,, 844-426-7224…

Extreme Housing Instability and Lack of Mental Health Services Endanger Children in Kansas Foster Care, New Suit Charges - Kids Moved So Often They Are Effectively Homeless While Deprived of Necessary Mental Health Treatment, “As Kansans We Should Be Ashamed and Outraged”

November 16, 2018
Contact: Lewis Cohen,, (510)8996561   (KANSAS CITY, KANSAS) – Children in Kansas foster care face extreme housing instability—sometimes moved more than 50 or 100 times—and are deprived of critical mental health assessments and services according to a federal…

New Evidence Reinforces Claim Trump’s Title IX Policy Was Based on Sexist Stereotypes, Rendering It Unconstitutional - New Documents Reveal Senior Education Department Official Candice Jackson Ordered Staff To Read Book Describing Title IX As Protecting Women From "Sexual Bogeymen"

November 1, 2018
Legal and Advocacy Groups Cite New Evidence In Amending Federal Lawsuit Against Trump Administration
Thursday, November 1, 2018 Contact: Charisma Troiano, Democracy Forward, (202) 701-1781, San Francisco, CA. — Yesterday, on behalf of plaintiffs SurvJustice, Equal Rights Advocates, and Victim…

District of Columbia Faces Lawsuit for Unnecessarily Institutionalizing Hundreds of Children with Mental Health Disabilities - Class Action Complaint, Filed by Disability Rights DC, the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, National Center for Youth Law, and Schulte Roth & Zabel, Sues District for Violating Americans with Disabilities Act

August 14, 2018
                DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA FACES LAWSUIT FOR UNNECESSARILY INSTITUTIONALIZING HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN WITH MENTAL HEALTH DISABILITIES Class Action Complaint, Filed by Disability Rights DC, the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, National Center for Youth Law, and Schulte