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Juvenile InJustice: Charging Youth as Adults is Ineffective, Biased, and Harmful

“Juvenile InJustice: Charging Youth as Adults is Ineffective, Biased, and Harmful” is a collaboration with the California Alliance for Youth and...
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Report on the Actions of U.S. States Regarding Education for Students in Foster Care and the Every Student Succeeds Act

This report contains information on the ongoing work of several states who have taken purposeful and progressive steps towards helping students in...
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California CSEC Policy Compendium (under construction)

Since 2014, the California Legislature has been investing in the child welfare system’s capacity to identify and serve commercially sexually exploited...
Report cover with photo of group of happy, diverse children running down a school hallway
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HIPAA or FERPA? A Primer on Sharing School Health Information in Indiana

This Primer provides an overview of the pertinent federal and state confidentiality laws when health care is provided on school sites and addresses a...
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Child Abuse Reporting - California Tools and Resources #TeenHealthLaw

“Mandated reporters” are required by law to report suspected child abuse or neglect. Who is a mandated reporter? What is “reportable” abuse? The tools...
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Confidentiality - California Tools and Resources #TeenHealthLaw

Many laws and regulations impact the confidentiality of and access to medical information. The materials on NCYL's hub for consent and confidentiality...
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Consent - California Tools and Resources #TeenHealthLaw

In most cases, parents must consent to health care on behalf of their minor children. However, there are situations in which minors must or may...