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October-December 2013


Alumni News — Oct-Dec 2013

January 1, 2014
Congratulations to Lily Colby, a 2013 summer law clerk at NCYL, on being honored by the Youth Law Center at its annual Loren Warboys Unsung Heroes Reception in San Francisco. Each year, YLC honors individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to improve the lives of…

Funding News — Oct-Dec 2013

January 1, 2014

Zellerbach Family Foundation

NCYL received a grant of $46,500 from Zellerbach Family Foundation for our work to help commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC) in California. The commercial sexual exploitation of children is a growing problem across the state of California and nationally. The FBI estimates…

Highlights of Our Work — Oct-Dec 2013

January 1, 2014

NCYL Signs Amicus Brief in Support of Class Certification in Parsons, et al. v. Ryan et al., No. 13-80078, (9th Cir. 2013)

NCYL signed an amicus brief to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals supporting class certification for inmates in the Arizona prison system. Plaintiffs…

Is There a National Trend Toward Treating Children as Children?

January 1, 2014
By Bryn Martyna There are signs that states, cities, and school districts throughout the country are questioning the wisdom of funneling children into the adult criminal justice system, and treating school-related misbehavior as criminal. This seems to be part of a broader movement towards treating