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.



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

Title IV-E Waiver: Is It Working?

by Chris Switzer

Halfway through CA’s experiment with capped grants to fund child welfare services, little can be said about

NCYL’s Greatest Hits

The following is an overview of the work done in NCYL’s priority areas over the past 40 years.

Child Welfare

WA Supreme Court Declines to Rule on Child’s Right to Counsel in Termination of Parental Rights

By Jessica Breslin

The Washington Supreme Court recently declined to rule on whether a foster child has the right to

Relative Caregivers Entitled to Benefits for Children in Delinquency Court

A California Superior Court judge has ruled that relative caregivers are entitled to cash assistance when the children they care

Helping Foster Children Make The Grade: NCYL Embarks On Research-Driven Education Reform

by Caroline Van Zile

The National Center for Youth Law has recently embarked on an ambitious education reform effort called

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