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 Asks California Court to Strengthen Child Abuse Reporting Requirements

NCYL wrote and coordinated signatories for an amicus brief urging the California Supreme Court to interpret California’s Child Abuse and

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

Achieving Equal Educational Opportunities for Native American Youth: Lessons from Communities Working for Change

During the first visit to Indian Country by a United States President in fifteen years, President Obama recently described a crisis in Native American education.1 Although the President focused on tribal schools run by the federal government, which are some of the lowest performing schools in the country,2 Native American students across the United States suffer from inadequate educational opportunities.

Recent California Court of Appeals Ruling Impacts Press Access to Juvenile Dependency Cases

The issue of whether the press and public should be allowed to sit in on juvenile dependency (foster care) hearings

Domestic Violence and Child Abuse: The Continuing Quest for Solutions

by Erin Liotta

After Alex’s parents split up, Alex’s father began abusing him. When Alex left to go live with

Has There Really Been a Decline in Obesity Rates for Young Children?

By Bryn Martyna

A recent New York Times front-page article touted a dramatic 43-percent drop in obesity rates for children

Happy Birthday, Assembly Bill 490: Celebrating 10 Years Of Improving Educational Stability For Students In Foster Care

By Leecia Welch

This year marks an important milestone in California’s effort to improve educational outcomes for youth in foster

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

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