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April-June 2010


Alumni News — Apr-June 2010

July 1, 2010
Vernetta Alston, a summer 2008 law clerk at NCYL, is a Racial Justice Act Fellow at the ACLU Capital Punishment Project in Durham, NC. She is spending the summer working solely on litigation related to the Racial Justice Act. Vernetta is a 2009 graduate from…

At the Center — Apr-June 2010

July 1, 2010

NCYL’s Summer Program Includes Courtroom Visits, Lecture Series and … Whitewater Rafting!

Eight law students and two undergraduates joined NCYL for the summer, assisting attorneys with class action litigation, writing articles for NCYL’s quarterly journal, Youth Law News, and providing trainings on NCYL’s new Foster

Judge Certifies Class in Lawsuit to Secure Mental Health Services

July 1, 2010
A US District Court Judge in Washington has granted class certification in TR v.  Dreyfus, a civil rights lawsuit against Washington state for failure to provide adequate care to children with serious mental health problems. The 10 named plaintiffs, all under age 21, claim…

NCYL and ACLU Call on Wyoming to Stop Prosecuting Children as Adults

July 1, 2010
Advocates and other stakeholders have been working together to reduce Wyoming’s over-reliance on incarceration for juvenile offenders.  As part of this effort, NCYL and the Wyoming chapter of the ACLU have issued a new report focusing on the widespread use of adult courts to prosecute…

California Dependency Online Guide

July 1, 2010
he California Dependency Online Guide provides assistance to attorneys, judicial officers, and other professionals working in California’s child welfare system. It is a project of the California Administrative Office of the Courts, Center for Families, Children & the Courts. Information provided on the site includes…