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July-September 2013


Berkeley Law School’s Foster Education Project Going Strong After Ten Years

October 1, 2014
By Leecia Welch Eight Berkeley Law students recently completed their training to become educational rights holders for Alameda County foster youth. The fall training marked the start of the project’s tenth year as a Student-Initiated Legal Services Project. This latest group of advocates brings the…

Alumni News — July-Sep 2013

October 1, 2013
Former undergraduate intern and law student Christina Bark no longer actively practices law.  She lives with her daughter, Zanna, in New Paltz in the Hudson Valley, in New York State.  Zanna has just completed kindergarten and Christina has built a business advisory practice, which she…

At the Center — July-Sep 2013

October 1, 2013

Mae Ackerman-Brimberg Joins NCYL as a Social Justice Fellow

Mae Ackerman-Brimberg is a Social Justice Fellow at NCYL. Mae recently graduated from Columbia Law School with a dual degree from the Columbia University School of Social Work. After graduating from Stanford University in 2006 with

The Language of Flowers

October 1, 2013
By Jennifer Friedman The National Center for Youth Law has launched a project looking at reproductive health care for youth in foster care, with a focus on teen pregnancy. While evidence shows a decline in the rate of teen pregnancy nationwide, data show that youth…

Carla’s Story

October 1, 2013
The National Center for Youth Law has launched a project looking at the reproductive health of youth in foster care. Previous articles in this series have presented data showing a higher rate of pregnancy among youth in foster care, presented some of the myriad factors…

Reproductive Rights Round-Up

October 1, 2013

A New Reason Both Boys and Girls Should Receive HPV Vaccine

Youth Law News has covered minors’ access to and ability to consent to the HPV vaccine for many years, since it was first approved in 2006. The HPV vaccine has long been recognized as…

The Affordable Care Act and Adolescent Health

October 1, 2013

Closing confidentiality loopholes so that adolescents nationwide can benefit fully from newly available health benefits and insurance

By Rebecca Gudeman “Lila,” 16, came from a strict home. She knew that her parents would be devastated if they found out she were sexually active, and the

Funding News — July-Sep 2013

October 1, 2013

Public Welfare Foundation

In support of our work to reduce racial disparities in the juvenile justice system, NCYL received a grant of $100,000 from the Public Welfare Foundation to raise awareness of the problem of implicit bias and to motivate change. As it relates to

Highlights of Our Work — July-Sep 2013

October 1, 2013

NCYL Presents to the California State Board of Education

On September 4, 2014, NCYL made a presentation to the California State Board of Education at a historic board hearing. It was the Board’s first update and discussion about the impact of the monumental Local Control…