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January-March 2013
VOL. XXXII NO. 1

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YOUTH LAW NEWS
January – March 2013 VOLUME XXXII No. 1

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Alumni News — Jan-Apr 2013

April 1, 2013
NCYL 2012 summer Law Clerk Andria Seo will join the Partnership for Children’s Rights in New York as a fellow working on special education cases. Former NCYL deferred associate Camille Milder and her husband Tai had a baby girl! Rose Susanne Milder was born on

At the Center — Jan-Mar 2013

April 1, 2013

NCYL’s Foster Youth Education Initiative Welcomes Pete Hershberger

Pete Hershberger has joined NCYL as Manager of FosterEd Arizona. He will be responsible for planning and implementing FosterEd’s pilot project in Pima County and working to expand it to a statewide program over the coming years.

Plaintiffs in Henry A. Move Towards Trial

April 1, 2013
On February 27, 2013, U.S. District Court Judge Robert C. Jones of Nevada issued a decision clearing the way for the foster children in Henry A. v. Willden to proceed to trial. With discovery set to end in late October this year, trial is likely…

New Federal Law Improves Access to Foster Youth School Records

April 1, 2013
On January 14, 2013 President Obama signed into law the Uninterrupted Scholars Act (USA). This new law, which received bipartisan support from Congress, gives child welfare agencies and their caseworkers direct access to the school records of the foster children in their care. By allowing…

California Court Rules in Favor of More Reporting on Child Deaths

April 1, 2013
In a victory for children and child advocates, early this year a San Diego Superior Court judge struck down regulations issued by the California Department of Social Services that restricted the reporting of child deaths caused by abuse or neglect. In recent years, over 100…

Detecting Reproductive Coercion: Teen Pregnancy as a Red Flag

April 1, 2013
By Erin Liotta When a teenage girl – pregnant for the second time – walks into a family planning clinic, what assumptions will the clinician make about the girl’s reproductive choices? Perhaps he assumes that no one educated her on the proper use of contraception.…

Deal Reached in Sara Kruzan’s Case

April 1, 2013
Parole a Possibility After a Long Struggle By Bryn Martyna Parole for Sara Kruzan is, at long last, a real possibility following a recent deal reached between her attorneys and the district attorney’s office in Riverside, California. Kruzan was sentenced to life without the possibility …

Funding News — Jan-Mar 2013

April 1, 2013

2012 Donors

Thank You! NCYL is grateful to the generous donors who support our work to help children in need. Foundations, Government, and Organizations $100,000 or more The Arizona Community Foundation
S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Helios Education Foundation
NAACP Legal Defense…