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.



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

Happy Birthday, Assembly Bill 490: Celebrating 10 Years Of Improving Educational Stability For Students In Foster Care

By Leecia Welch

This year marks an important milestone in California’s effort to improve educational outcomes for youth in foster

Teen Parenting by Previously Maltreated Youth: An Important New Study of California’s Most Vulnerable Parents

By Jennifer Friedman

This is the latest in a series of articles looking at reproductive health among youth in foster

Litigation Watch: Foster Children in Massachusetts Denied Legal Relief Despite Judge’s Concerns

A federal district court in Massachusetts recently denied relief to a class of 8,500 foster children, despite stated concerns about

Report Documents “Invisible Achievement Gap” for Children in Foster Care

The first part of a report documenting the achievement gap between children in foster care and other students was released

Increased Federal Attention to the Need for Education Legislation Focusing on Foster Youth

Foster children’s shockingly poor educational outcomes have been increasingly well-documented in recent years.1 The Fostering Connections Act of 2008

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