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.



Innovative FosterEd Project Goes Statewide in Indiana

By Dr. Anita Silverman

A bold NCYL initiative to improve the educational prospects of foster youth in one Indiana county

Can Antipsychotic Medications For Foster Children Be Better Regulated?

By Edward Opton

Foster children are medicated with antipsychotic and other psychotropic medications far more often than other children in

California’s AB 12: Historic Step Toward Helping Foster Youth Attend College, But Much Work Ahead

By Leecia Welch

Five months ago, California embarked on historic expansion of its foster care system. The Fostering Connections to

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

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