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.



Braam v. State of Washington: Recently Released Data Disappointing

April marked the first release of long-awaited benchmark data in Braam v. State of Washington.[1]  The benchmarks were designed to

High Cost of HPV Vaccine Limits Use in Surprising Way

On June 8, 2006, the FDA approved the first vaccine against the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Within the month, it was

Braam v. State of Washington: New Developments Under the Reform Process

By Bryn Martyna

Tremendous progress has been made in the almost three years since the settlement agreement in Braam v.

Child Deaths From Abuse and Neglect

By Bill Grimm

The death of 8-year-old Raijon Daniels last October was front page news in the San Francisco Bay

The Abortion Issue in November’s Election: Prop 85’s Defeat in California Means AAP v. Lungren Remains Law

By Rebecca Gudeman and Christiana Macfarlane

The November 2006 election included significant victories for abortion rights across the United States.

Child Support Collections in Separate State Assistance Programs

By Curt Child, Marc Tafolla Young, and Sara Kashing

In reaction to recent changes in federal law, states are considering

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

Targeting Adolescents for an STD Vaccine: Parent Interest and Strategies to Encourage Vaccination

By Rebecca Gudeman and Chiara Grabill

On June 8th, 2006, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a vaccine against

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