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Los Angeles County Law Enforcement First Responder Protocol for Commercially Sexually Exploited Children

Authored by NCYL staff attorneys, Kate Walker and Fiza Quraishi, the Los Angeles County First Responder Protocol is a collaborative approach to...
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Factsheets
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Supporting the Mental Health of Youth in Juvenile Court - Resource Guide and Bench Cards

Up to 80 percent of youth in foster care have significant mental health issues as compared to approximately 22 percent of youth in the general...
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Research to Action Brief: Translating Research to Policy and Practice to Support Youth Impacted by Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

The CSE Research to Action Brief: Translating Research to Policy and Practice to Support Youth Impacted by Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is an...
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A Trauma-Informed Approach for Newcomer Immigrant Youth

This webinar presents a trauma-informed approach to judicial decision-making so that all professionals involved in the system may better understand...
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Child Welfare & Unaccompanied Children in Federal Immigration Custody - A Data and Research Based Guide for Federal Policy Makers

This congressional report summarizes new data analysis, child welfare research, and two decades of lessons learned from implementing the Flores...
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Factsheets

A Trauma-Informed Approach to Judicial Decision-Making for Newcomer Immigrant Youth in Juvenile Justice Proceedings: Benchcard for Juvenile Court Judges

This benchcard for juvenile court judges presents a trauma-informed approach to judicial decision-making for newcomer immigrant youth in juvenile...
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Senate Bill 439 (2018) Implementation Guide

In 2018, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 439 (Senator Holly J. Mitchell) into law. SB 439 established a minimum age of juvenile court jurisdiction...