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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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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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The Effects of Prosecuting and Incarcerating Youth in the Adult System - Interviews with former youth tried as adults

In these video vignettes formerly incarcerated men discuss the effects of being tried and imprisoned in the adult system for offenses committed as juveniles.
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