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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.

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New Report on Lessons Learned from Decades of Child Welfare Reform Litigation

For 40 years, class action litigation has been used to address difficult and long-standing problems in state and county child

Health Care Reform’s Impact on Low-Income Youth

By Bryn Martyna

In March 2010, President Obama signed into law comprehensive health care reform legislation.  The two federal laws

Stopping Victimization of Vulnerable Children in California

Spearheading Efforts to Protect Children with Histories of Abuse and Neglect from Sexual Exploitation

By Kate Walker

The thought of

New Juvenile Dependency Court Focuses on Foster Youth Education

By Kristy Luk

The Middle School Education Court (MSEC) in Santa Clara County, California is the first education-focused collaborative juvenile

Appeals Courts Reject Challenges to Child Welfare Consent Decrees

By Mitchell Y. Mirviss

Foster children won two important victories in federal appeals court last year. In a pair of

For the Welfare of Children: Lessons Learned from Class Action Litigation

For 40 years, class action litigation has been used to address difficult and long-standing problems in state and county child

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Senate Bill 39 Challenges Secrecy Around Child Deaths, But Faces Obstacles

By Edward Opton

NCYL-sponsored legislation that gives the public access to key information about deaths from child abuse and neglect

Federal Court Mandates Raise in Foster Care Maintenance Rates

by Regina Deihl

After three and a half years of litigation, the US District Court in San Francisco ordered the

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