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NCYL NEWS – May 2016
Vol 1. No. 5

In this issue highlights the role of child trafficking survivors in California’s policy making process; updates the effort to end direct file at the ballot box; and looks at the fight over public disclosure in child welfare cases involving near fatalities.


Highlights of Our Work – May 2016

May 31, 2016
NCYL Seeks Preliminary Injunction in Reproductive Justice Case ›
  Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, the California Planned Parenthood Education Fund, and five current and former residents of group homes for foster youth operated by Promesa Behavioral Health (Promesa) have asked a

Fight Over “Near Fatality” Disclosures in California

May 31, 2016
For more than twenty years, the federal Child Abuse Prevention & Treatment Act has required states to publicly disclose, upon request, information and findings about child abuse cases resulting in a fatality or near fatality. In 2007, California enacted SB 39 (Migden) requiring county welfare…

1,000,000 Signatures Submitted for California Ballot Initiative

May 31, 2016
With more than one million signatures in hand, advocates for children and youth are optimistic the Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act will qualify for inclusion on the November 2016 ballot. If approved by voters, California’s law will shift in favor of rehabilitation for its youngest…

Child Trafficking Survivors to Guide State Policy

May 31, 2016
Beginning June 1, California will move one step closer to a child trafficking policy process that is shaped and informed by actual survivors. The Child Welfare Council’s Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) Action Team’s (Action Team) new Advisory Board, comprised of twelve adult survivors…