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January-March 2010


Alumni News — Jan-Mar 2010

April 1, 2010
Congratulations to former NCYL law clerks Franchesca Gonzalez, Maria Segarra, Regina Waugh, Erica Franklin, and Jenny Yellen, who all graduated from Berkeley Law on May 14! Abby Barnes, NCYL’s communications intern this past spring, will be interning this summer in the Office of the District

At the Center — Jan-Mar 2010

April 1, 2010
Thanks to funding from the Public Welfare Foundation, Atlantic Philanthropies, Löben Sels/RembeRock Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation, NCYL is expanding its Juvenile Justice Reform Project.  This expansion includes increased involvement in Wyoming and Arkansas, where NCYL is currently working, and the launching of new juvenile…

NCYL in the News — Jan-Mar 2010

April 1, 2010
Check out recent media coverage of NCYL and its work.
Child Welfare
Following is coverage of NCYL’s federal lawsuit in Las Vegas, Nevada to reform that county’s foster care system. The suit seeks unspecified money damages for 13 name plaintiffs as well as overall system

Publications — Jan-Mar 2010

April 1, 2010
Representing Juvenile Status Offenders Hannah Benton, Shay Bilchik, Jana Heyd, Erika Pinheiro, Claire Shubik, Tobie J. Smith, Martha Stone, Casey Trupin, and Joseph B. Tulman ABA Center on Children and the Law February 2010 Juvenile status offenders need strong advocacy to help them avoid deeper

San Diego Public Schools Drop Parental Notification Requirement

April 1, 2010
School Board Votes Unanimously to Let Students Leave School for Confidential Medical Appointments, Bringing District Into Compliance with State Law Students in the San Diego public schools will no longer need their parents permission when leaving school for confidential medical appointments. The March 30 decision…

New Foster Ed Connect Website Launches

April 1, 2010

An on-line community for everyone working to help children and youth in California’s foster care system succeed in school

Foster Ed Connect, a free online community and resource clearinghouse for all people helping California’s foster care children succeed in school, launched April 22, 2010 at…

NCYL Seeks Relief for Las Vegas Foster Children; Sues for Damages and Reform

April 1, 2010
NCYL filed suit against Nevada and Clark County child welfare officials on April 13, charging them with violating state and federal law and showing “deliberate indifference to the health and safety of the children [they are] obligated to protect.” The suit seeks unspecified money damages…