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January-March 2011


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January – March 2011 VOLUME XXX No. 1


Staff News — Jan-Mar 2011

April 1, 2011

NCYL Attorney Sara Madge Passes Massachusetts Bar

NCYL Attorney Sara Madge has passed the Massachusetts Bar and was sworn in by Associate Justice Martin Jenkins of the California Court of Appeal on Feb. 1, 2011. Sara is a deferred associate from Ropes & Gray LLP

NCYL in the News — Jan-Mar 2011

April 1, 2011
Peter Edelman, president of NCYL’s Board of Directors, has won the Justice Potter Stewart Award. The award, named for the late U.S. Supreme Court justice, recognizes individuals and organizations whose work has made a significant contribution to the law, legal system or administrative process.

Funding News — Jan-Mar 2011

April 1, 2011
NCYL wants to thank all of our donors for their very generous support!

Sandler Foundation Challenge Grant

NCYL has been approved for a $250,000 grant from the Sandler Foundation of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund, $100,000 of which will be structured as a challenge grant.

NCYL Works in Wyoming to Draft New Juvenile Code

April 1, 2011
Over the past year, NCYL has been working with a group of diverse stakeholders in Wyoming to significantly reform juvenile justice practices in that state. Unlike any other state, Wyoming commonly prosecutes children as adults, often imposing adult sentences for normal adolescent misbehavior. The majority…

WA Meets Just Six of 22 Outcomes in Foster Care Reform Case

April 1, 2011
But Improvements Seen in Children’s Health, Safety, and Stability By Casey Trupin and Erin Shea McCann While the Washington Department of Social and Health Services (“the Department”) has met only six of the outcomes established by the monitoring panel for the Braam v. Washington foster…

NCYL’s FosterEd Initiative Gets New Funding

April 1, 2011
The FosterEd Initiative was recently awarded $100,000 by the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and $75,000 by the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust in support of NCYL’s education work in Indiana. These grants will help ensure Indianapolis foster children receive the educational support and services they…

Alumni News — Jan-Mar 2011

April 1, 2011
Frankie Guzman, former Assistant to the Director, has been awarded the highly competitive and prestigious Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. Frankie, who is in his second year at UCLA School of Law, was one of 30 winners chosen from a pool of