National Center for Youth Law

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Court Allows Lawsuit Against District of Columbia for Unnecessarily Institutionalizing Children with Mental Health Disabilities to Proceed - Class Action, Filed by Disability Rights DC, the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, the National Center for Youth Law, and Schulte Roth & Zabel, Claims Violations of Americans with Disabilities Act and Medicaid Act

July 26, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 25, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Patty Guinto, National Center for Youth Law, pguinto@youthlaw.org Today, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia denied the District of Columbia’s motion to dismiss a class action filed by lawyers for children with mental…

Groups Detail “Chilling Effects” of Secretary DeVos’s Unlawful Rollback of Title IX Survivor Protections - In New Legal Filing, Plaintiffs Say Abandoned Guidance Deters Victims From Coming Forward, Delays Investigations of Sexual Violence Claims

July 26, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 25, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Patty Guinto, National Center for Youth Law, pguinto@youthlaw.org Washington, D.C. — Advocates for campus survivors of sexual violence submitted new court filings that detail the barriers to justice erected by Secretary Betsy DeVos’s unlawful rollback of Title…

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, lcohen@youthlaw.org, 510-899-6561
Norma Kelly, Bazelon Center, norma@jrcommunications.com, 818-395-1342
Julie Rosenthal, Bazelon Center, julie@jrcommunications.com, 202-486-3059
Selene Almazan, COPAA, selene@copaa.org, 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
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 16, 2018
Contact: Lewis Cohen, lcohen@youthlaw.org, (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…