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Ending Endless Probation

Probation is the most common court ordered outcome imposed on youth in juvenile court in California. Too often, youth are placed on probation for an...
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Alternative Education in California: A Primer for Advocates and Community Stakeholders

This report explores "alternative education" in California and provides essential information about the purpose, structure and accountability...
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Compassionate Systems: Monterey Program Progress Report

NCYL’s Compassionate Systems team is excited to share our Monterey demonstration site 2018/19 program progress report . NCYL launched our...
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A New Way Forward: What Congress Must Do to Protect the Dignity, Health, and Safety of Children in Immigration Custody

“Modernizing the immigration system’s care and treatment of children, to reflect child welfare principles, is long overdue,” said Congresswoman Karen...
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Meeting the Moment: Improving EPSDT Implementation in California to Address Growing Mental Health Needs

Envisioned by the California Children’s Trust (CCT), and written by the National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) and the National Health Law Program...
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Building Bridges: How Los Angeles County Came Together to Support Children and Youth Impacted by Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Produced in partnership with Los Angeles County, “Building Bridges: How Los Angeles County Came Together to Support Children and Youth Impacted by...
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The High Cost of “Justice”: A Snapshot of Juvenile Court Fines and Fees in Michigan

When youth in Michigan enter the juvenile justice system, they face consequences such as probation oversight and out of home confinement for months or...