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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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NCYL Celebrates 40 Years: 40 Years of Child Advocacy

For 40 years, the National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) has worked to protect the most vulnerable children in our

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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The Federal Title X Family Planning Program: Privacy and Access Rules for Adolescents

by Rebecca Gudeman and Sara Madge1

The federal Title X family planning program makes family planning and related health

WA Supreme Court Declines to Rule on Child’s Right to Counsel in Termination of Parental Rights

By Jessica Breslin

The Washington Supreme Court recently declined to rule on whether a foster child has the right to

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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Relative Caregivers Entitled to Benefits for Children in Delinquency Court

A California Superior Court judge has ruled that relative caregivers are entitled to cash assistance when the children they care

New CA Minor Consent Law Increases Teens’ Access to Mental Health Care

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a new law that will make it easier for youth to obtain needed mental

Helping Foster Children Make The Grade: NCYL Embarks On Research-Driven Education Reform

by Caroline Van Zile

The National Center for Youth Law has recently embarked on an ambitious education reform effort called

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