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Ensuring California Youth in Foster Care Receive Gender Affirming and Reproductive Health Care

February 2023 All youth deserve the right to healthy relationships, healthy sexual development, and bodily autonomy to ensure they can lead thriving...

A Guide to Implementing & Evaluating Services for Youth Experiencing Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Supporting the holistic needs of children and youth experiencing commercial sexual exploitation requires thoughtful collaboration and assessment among...
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A Young Person's Guide to Accessing Affordable Mental Health Services Under Medi-Cal

This practical guide provides young people in California information and resources on getting mental health services through Medi-Cal. Learn more...
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Judicial Bench Guide: Supporting the Mental Health of Children & Youth in Family Court

This Bench Guide focuses on the importance of understanding possible unmet mental health needs of children and youth involved in family court...
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The Student-Affirming Education Needed for Our Children and Our Nation's Future

Released by the award winning educators of the National Network of State Teachers of the Year’s Voices for Honest Education as attacks on honest...
Report cover with title PRACTICE ADVISORY: PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION IN LUCAS R. V. BECERRA

Practice Advisory: Preliminary Injunction in Lucas R. v. Becerra

This practice advisory discusses the recent issuance of a preliminary injunction in Lucas R. v. Becerra and aims to help legal service providers and...
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Expanded Confidentiality and Sealing Provisions for Youth Police Records

Starting January 1, 2022, California youth who are diverted from the juvenile justice system after contact with law enforcement will automatically...