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.



Youth Justice In California - Obstacles to a Public Health Approach

This brief highlights three initiatives in California to create systems that support youth, communities, and state by endeavoring to create

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Ending Endless Probation - March 2021

Probation is the most common court ordered outcome imposed on youth in juvenile court in California. Too often, youth are

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Alternative Education in California: A Primer for Advocates and Community Stakeholders

This report explores “alternative education” in California and provides essential information about the purpose, structure and accountability mechanisms for California’s

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Recommendations to improve out of home care from youth who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation - Children and Youth Services Review

Identifying safe and stable housing is of critical importance for the prevention of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) among children and

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Senate Bill 439 (2018) Implementation Guide - An implementation guide co-authored by the National Center for Youth Law

In 2018, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 439 (Senator Holly J. Mitchell) into law. SB 439 established a minimum age

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Youth Prosecuted as Adults in California (2017 update) - Addressing Racial, Ethnic, and Geographic Disparities After the Repeal of Direct File

In 2016, Californians voted overwhelmingly in support of Proposition 57, a ballot initiative that abolished the practice of “direct file,”

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Championing the Potential of Youth on Probation - Critical Education Advocacy for Justice-Involved Youth

This issue brief explores how NCYL’s FosterEd initiative has worked with partners to advocate for policy change and direct services

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Juvenile InJustice: Charging Youth as Adults is Ineffective, Biased, and Harmful - Health Impact Partners

“Juvenile InJustice: Charging Youth as Adults is Ineffective, Biased, and Harmful” is a collaboration with the California Alliance for Youth

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