National Center for Youth Law



In This Issue: Oregon fails to ensure that all children can attend a full day of school, Healthy sexual development to Improve outcomes for youth in foster care, and leading educators criticize DeVos.



Implicit Bias in the Child Welfare, Education and Mental Health Systems

Youth of color are overrepresented at every stage of the juvenile justice process. Much of the literature that discusses this

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FosterEd Santa Cruz County - Year 2 Evaluation

This external evaluation prepared by RTI International examined the progress of Foster-ED’s Santa Cruz County pilot project. The evaluation, covering

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Los Angeles LCAPs Reviewed

How did the 80+ Los Angeles County school districts address the needs of foster youth in their Year 1 Local

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From Abused And Neglected To Abused And Exploited - The Intersection of the Child Welfare System with the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

Many anti-human trafficking advocates have begun examining why certain children are more vulnerable than others to falling victim to commercial sexual exploitation. One clear pattern quickly emerges—a large proportion of victims of commercial sexual exploitation have been involved with the child welfare system.
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Foster Youth and Early Implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula - Not Yet Making the Grade

The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on July 1, 2013, is the first 

NCYL Asks California Court to Strengthen Child Abuse Reporting Requirements

NCYL wrote and coordinated signatories for an amicus brief urging the California Supreme Court to interpret California’s Child Abuse and

Recent California Court of Appeals Ruling Impacts Press Access to Juvenile Dependency Cases

The issue of whether the press and public should be allowed to sit in on juvenile dependency (foster care) hearings

Domestic Violence and Child Abuse: The Continuing Quest for Solutions

by Erin Liotta

After Alex’s parents split up, Alex’s father began abusing him. When Alex left to go live with

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