In This Issue: NCYL’s 2018 California Legislative Agenda, Judge gives go-ahead for trial to address discriminatory policies and practices of the Antioch, California public schools, and FosterED launches new California demonstration site.



Building Champions for Students In New Mexico’s Foster Care - FosterEd New Mexico Progress Update

This report provides an overview of the FosterEd Program in New Mexico and its progress and impact in Lea County.

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Building Champions for Students In Arizona’s Foster Care - FosterEd Arizona Progress Update

This annual progress report was prepared for the Arizona State Legislature and Governor’s Office in compliance with House Bill 2665,

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Promoting Permanency for Teens - A 50 State Review of Law and Policy

Over the last 20 years the number of children in foster care has decreased significantly. Yet during this same period,

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Youth Prosecuted as Adults in California (2017 update) - Addressing Racial, Ethnic, and Geographic Disparities After the Repeal of Direct File

In 2016, Californians voted overwhelmingly in support of Proposition 57, a ballot initiative that abolished the practice of “direct file,”

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Championing the Potential of Youth on Probation - Critical Education Advocacy for Justice-Involved Youth

This issue brief explores how NCYL’s FosterEd initiative has worked with partners to advocate for policy change and direct services

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Drug Company Payments to Physicians Tied to Harmful Prescriptions for Foster Youth - An Analysis from the National Center for Youth Law

This policy brief examines the connections between pharmaceutical company payments to physicians and harmful prescribing practices for children and youth

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Juvenile InJustice: Charging Youth as Adults is Ineffective, Biased, and Harmful - Health Impact Partners

“Juvenile InJustice: Charging Youth as Adults is Ineffective, Biased, and Harmful” is a collaboration with the California Alliance for Youth

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2017 California Budget Request to Provide Medical Review of Prescription Requests for Youth

In August 2016, a state audit of the administration of psychotropic medication to children in foster care, found that the

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