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July-September 2010


Alumni News — July-Sep 2010

October 1, 2010
Former NCYL Board Member Janet Fink is Deputy Counsel with the New York State Unified Court System in New York City. Former law clerk Franchesca Gonzalez has started work as a staff attorney for the El Centro Office of California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA).  Franchesca…

At the Center — July-Sep 2010

October 1, 2010

NCYL Welcomes New Director of Development

NCYL is pleased to welcome Nancy Berger as its new Director of Development. Nancy has spent more than a decade in fundraising helping non-profit organizations fulfill their visions. She brings a wealth of experience in philanthropy, including leadership in

Florida’s Gay Adoption Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

October 1, 2010
A Miami appeals court unanimously upheld a lower court ruling that Florida’s 33-year-old ban on gay adoptions is unconstitutional. The Sept. 22 decision by the Third District Court of Appeals in Miami has cleared the way for Martin Gill to adopt two half-brothers he had…

Fair Sentencing for Youth Act Loses by Just Two Votes

October 1, 2010
The California State Assembly failed to pass SB 399, the Fair Sentencing of Youth Act, just two votes shy of what was needed for passage. SB 399 would have permitted youth under age 18 years a chance to petition for a review of their life…

Journalist Uses Media to Spur Foster Care Reform

October 1, 2010
By Amy Delpo and Lauren Mogannam
Some time in 2006, while Daniel Heimpel was getting a graduate degree in journalism, he met someone whose story fired his passions and set the course of his fledgling career. The person he met was a high school kid