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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...

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...
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Fostering Parenthood the Podcast

Reimagining “The Talk” with caregivers and foster youth This groundbreaking podcast released by NCYL's Reproductive Health Equity Project (RHEP)...
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Judicial Bench Guide: Supporting the Mental Health of Children & Youth in Probate Guardianship Proceedings

Courts have a specific but enormously impactful role to play in the lives of court-involved children and families. Experiences like family separation...
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Unregulated & Unsafe: The Use of Emergency Intake Sites to Detain Immigrant Children

This briefing describes the government’s use of Emergency Intake Sites (EISs) to detain immigrant children, featuring children’s experiences in their...