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NCYL News – October 2017
VOL. 2 NO. 4

In This Issue: Former foster youth shares why he is speaking on the overmedication of Missouri foster youth, NCYL returns to DC, California Legislative round up, and New collective impact campaign focuses on the reproductive health of children in Los Angeles’ foster care system.


Highlights of Our Work – October 2017

October 10, 2017
California Legislation Awaits Governor’s Signature›
  Four NCYL sponsored bills have been approved by the California state legislature and now await Governor Jerry Brown’s signature. As part of its campaign to reform juvenile justice in the state, NCYL advocated for a

New Initiative Focuses on Reproductive Health of L.A. Foster Youth

October 1, 2017
Teen pregnancy rates are at historic lows in the United States – but not for all youth. While the overall rate is down, young women in the foster care system are far more likely to experience teen and unintended pregnancy and childbirth. Although California has

NCYL Returns to D.C.

October 1, 2017
The National Center for Youth Law has opened a new office in Washington, D.C. The office represents a homecoming of sorts. More than 40 years ago NCYL was first incorporated in the District before moving west. The new office will be staffed by a highly…

Joshua Speaks - by Joshua Speaks

October 1, 2017
I grew up in foster care entering the system when I was 3 years old. From the first moment I can remember, it was a very bad experience. There was a lot of shuffling around from placement to placement. I was diagnosed with mental symptoms…