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.



NCYL Seeks Accurate Competency Assessments and Appropriate Services in California’s Juvenile Justice System

NCYL collaborated with the U.C. Davis California Supreme Court Clinic to draft an amicus brief in a case that involves

Federal Guidance Seeks to End Discriminatory School Discipline

By Hannah Benton

On January 8, 2014, the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice (DOE and DOJ, respectively) issued guidance

Implicit Bias and Juvenile Justice: - A Review of the Literature

This paper reviews the literature investigating implicit bias within the juvenile justice system, focusing on five domains of decision-makers: judges,

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Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice Study on Fouts Springs Youth Facility: A Model Approach to Serving High-Risk Youth

In a recent study by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ), researchers examined the successful, therapeutic, evidence-based model

Is There a National Trend Toward Treating Children as Children?

By Bryn Martyna

There are signs that states, cities, and school districts throughout the country are questioning the wisdom of

One Year Later: State Level Response and Implementation of Miller v. Alabama

By Kelly Orians

On June 25, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling in the case of Miller

Deal Reached in Sara Kruzan’s Case

Parole a Possibility After a Long Struggle

By Bryn Martyna

Parole for Sara Kruzan is, at long last, a real

Frankie Guzman’s Efforts to Restore the Spirit of the Juvenile Justice System

By Bryn Martyna

The story of Francis “Frankie” Guzman’s path to becoming a lawyer is so gripping, the San Francisco

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