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January-March 2012
VOL. XXXI NO. 1

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Alumni News — Jan-Mar 2012

April 1, 2012
NCYL 2008 Law Clerk Vernetta Alston recently began working at the Center for Death Penalty Litigation in Durham, North Carolina. NCYL 2004 law clerk Lauren Brady has left Legal Services for Children, where she focused on education issues, to work at the San Francisco Juvenile…

At the Center — Jan-Mar 2012

April 1, 2012

A Conversation with Former NCYL Staff Attorney Bob Walker

Bob Walker was a staff attorney at NCYL from 1970 to 1982.  In 1982, he founded the Law Offices of Robert L. Walker focusing on family and juvenile law. In October 2011, he retired from private

Funding News — Jan-Mar 2012

April 1, 2012

Thank You!

NCYL is delighted to acknowledge those who gave in 2011 to support our work for low-income children.

Foundations, Government, and Organizations

$100,000 or more
Administrative Office of the Courts
S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
Equal Access Fund, Legal Services Trust Fund Program, The State…

NCYL Joins CA Budget Realignment Work Group

April 1, 2012
California’s Budget Act of 2011 includes a major shift or “realignment” of state program responsibilities and revenues to local governments (primarily counties). In total, the realignment plan provides $6.3 billion to local governments to fund various criminal justice, mental health, and social services programs in…

Interim Agreement Reached in WA Lawsuit over Children’s Mental Health

April 1, 2012
Two state agencies and several advocacy groups have reached an interim agreement to develop a framework for reform of the Washington state mental health system for children enrolled in Medicaid.  The agreement temporarily suspends litigation in a class action lawsuit filed against the Department of…

Arkansas Youth Justice: The Architecture of Reform

April 1, 2012
Arkansas leaders, like their counterparts in other states, have embarked on a plan to transform the state’s juvenile justice system. This report, produced by NCYL and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, describes the work that has been done to build reform over the

Health Care Reform’s Impact on Low-Income Youth

April 1, 2012
By Bryn Martyna In March 2010, President Obama signed into law comprehensive health care reform legislation.  The two federal laws at the heart of this reform, which address virtually every aspect of health care provision in the US, are commonly referred to collectively as the

Stopping Victimization of Vulnerable Children in California

April 1, 2012
Spearheading Efforts to Protect Children with Histories of Abuse and Neglect from Sexual Exploitation By Kate Walker The thought of a 12-year-old girl being sold to older men to perform sex acts on a nightly basis is deeply disturbing.  Even more troubling is the fact