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.



Nebraska Supreme Court Deals a Blow to Foster Youths’ Ability to Obtain an Abortion

By Rebecca Gudeman

A recent decision by the Nebraska Supreme Court left reproductive health and foster youth advocates reeling. On

Teachers as Partners in the Treatment of Special Education Students Prescribed Psychotropic Medications

By Anisha Asher

The administration of psychotropic medication to treat mental health and behavioral disorders in children has increased dramatically.

Official Oversight of the Washington State Foster Care System Nears Completion

By Anisha Asher

This summer marked the final official report of the panel of experts assigned to oversee reform of

Assessing Accessibility: Do Teens in Foster Care Have Access to the Full Range of Reproductive Health Care Services Under Medicaid?

This article is the second in a series looking at the alarming rates of teen pregnancy and childbirth among youth

California Embraces Comprehensive School Finance Reform and Protects Educational Services for Foster Youth

By Maya Cooper

California’s legislature passed the new state budget on June 14, 2013. The budget language includes several provisions

Plaintiffs in Henry A. Move Towards Trial

On February 27, 2013, U.S. District Court Judge Robert C. Jones of Nevada issued a decision clearing the way for

Access to Mental Health Services for Foster Children Placed Out of County - Observations and Recommendations

The question of how to effectively, equitably, and efficiently provide mental health services to foster youth placed across county lines

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Raising Red Flags: A Look at State Policies for Prescribing Psychotropic Meds for Foster Children

As part of NCYL’s PsychDrugs Action Campaign, we have asked current and former foster youth to talk about their experience

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