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NCYL News – Summer 2017
VOL. 2 NO. 3

In This Issue: The Awakening of a Criminal Justice Student; Washington State Foster Care Reforms Must Continue; Meet NCYL’s Summer Students; Lawsuit Charges Missouri with Pervasive Failure to Monitor the Prescription and Administration of Powerful Psychotropic Medications to Foster Youth; California Invests $2.9 million to Prevent Unplanned Pregnancy Among Foster Youth in California and to Protect Their Reproductive Rights; Victory for Detained Immigrant Children


Highlights of Our Work – August 2017

August 1, 2017
Lawsuit Charges Missouri With Pervasive Failure To Monitor The Prescription And Administration Of Powerful Psychotropic Medications To Foster Youth ›
NCYL has joined with Children’s Rights and Saint Louis University School of Law Legal Clinics to file the first class action 

Accountable from Birth - The Awakening of Criminal Justice Student

August 1, 2017
As a college student studying Criminal Justice, I have been primarily focused on the incarceration of adults. I seldom conducted any research to educate myself on what was happening to children and youth. That is, until I had the opportunity to intern with the National…

NCYL’s 2017 Summer Clerks and Interns

August 1, 2017

Claudia Ceseña is a rising second-year law student at University of California, Hastings College of the Law. This summer, she is working with Staff Attorneys Rebecca Gudeman and Leecia Welch on Child Welfare and Health issues, particularly regarding foster care and reproductive justice. At Hastings,…