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.



A Different Kind of Racism

Implicit Bias pervades society, but legal standards reflect an outdated understanding of how racial discrimination operates

By Thera Naiman


New National Data Shows Racial Disparities in School Discipline

By Michael Harris

Newly released data from the U.S. Department of Education reveals disturbing racial disparities in school discipline. The

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

Thinking Outside the Cell - Alternatives to Incarceration for Youth with Mental Health Needs

The report features three case studies of youth confined to the Texas Youth Commission’s (TYC) Corsicana Residential Treatment Center, a

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Improving Outcomes for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System - A Review of Alameda County's Collaborative Mental Health Court

Youth spend less time in detention and are less likely to get in trouble with the law after participating in

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Consent to Medical Treatment for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System: California Law

This document for healthcare providers explains the medical consent rules that apply when children enter the juvenile dependency system in

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Gender and Juvenile Justice: New Courts, Programs Address Needs of Girls

By Thomas Carroll

Juvenile justice systems around California are awakening to the needs of a new population: girls.  As girls

Advocates Needed to Safeguard Rights of Youth in DOJ Conditions Cases

By Brian Blalock and Pat Arthur

On June 11, 2004, a Youth Corrections Officer in Hawaii assaulted a confined youth

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