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July-September 2012


Alumni News — July-Sept 2012

October 1, 2012
NCYL 2010 Law Clerk Novella Coleman has been selected by the Equal Justice Society as its 2012-2013 Judge Constance Baker Motley Civil Rights Fellow. Named after the first African American woman to serve on the federal bench, the fellowship is designed to transform anti-discrimination law

At the Center — July-Sept 2012

October 1, 2012

Farewell to Deputy Director Patrick Gardner

NCYL bids a sad farewell to Deputy Director Patrick Gardner, who is leaving NCYL after 12 years. Patrick has started a new non-profit, the Young Minds Advocacy Project, and NCYL will continue to collaborate with Patrick on many of

Funding News — July-Sept 2012

October 1, 2012

Annie E. Casey Foundation

NCYL’s FosterEd Initiative has been awarded $250,000 by the Annie E Casey Foundation to support a multi-year evaluation of its Santa Cruz County pilot project. FosterEd works with state and local agencies to improve the educational outcomes of foster youth by…

NCYL’s Juvenile Justice Reform Work in Arkansas Intensifies

October 1, 2012
For several years, NCYL has been actively working to reform the juvenile justice system in Arkansas. NCYL has collaborated with government and community stakeholders, including judges, academics, youth services staff, and youth advocates, to reach consensus on a reform path. That consensus was turned into…

School-Based Mental Health Services for Immigrant and Refugee Children

October 1, 2012
By Ji Won Kim When the mental health needs of young people go unaddressed, their performance in school can suffer. Immigrant and refugee children often have unique mental health needs as a result of hardships endured in their native countries, during their journey to the…

A Different Kind of Racism

October 1, 2012
Implicit Bias pervades society, but legal standards reflect an outdated understanding of how racial discrimination operates By Thera Naiman In any campaign season, political enthusiasts look to the polls as a way to monitor candidates’ relative success. When a candidate pulls ahead by a few…