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.



New California Court Rules Protect Foster Children’s Educational Rights

By Betsy Wang

In January 2008, the Judicial Council of California adopted a new set of court rules in response

Braam v. State of Washington: Recently Released Data Disappointing

April marked the first release of long-awaited benchmark data in Braam v. State of Washington.[1]  The benchmarks were designed to

Braam v. State of Washington: New Developments Under the Reform Process

By Bryn Martyna

Tremendous progress has been made in the almost three years since the settlement agreement in Braam v.

Child Deaths From Abuse and Neglect

By Bill Grimm

The death of 8-year-old Raijon Daniels last October was front page news in the San Francisco Bay

Landmark Decision for California’s Most Vulnerable Children

By Robyn Gould, Laura Townsend, and Leecia Welch

On March 14, federal district court judge Howard J. Matz ordered the

Braam v. State of Washington: A Blueprint for Child Welfare Reform

By Bryn Martyna

Two years ago, in the early hours of July 31, 2004, parties in Braam v. State of

CA Foster Care Ombudsman: Needs More Authority, Independence

By Curt Child and Ian Sandefer

This article examines the role of California’s ombudsman1 for foster care. It cites

Fight for your Rights! - A Guidebook for California Foster Youth, Former Foster Youth, and Those Who Care About Them

This Guidebook is intended to help foster youth (and those who care about them) to understand the rights and services

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