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.



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

Locked Away Forever The Case Against Juvenile Life Without Parole

By Pat Arthur and Brittany Star Armstrong

There are more than 2,000 child offenders serving life without parole (LWOP) sentences

Proliferating Curfew Laws Keep Kids at Home, But Fail to Curb Juvenile Crime

By Angie Schwartz and Lucy Wang

Laws that require adolescents to be off the streets during certain hours are an

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