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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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Spurred By New Federal Law, CA and Other States Help Improve Outcomes for Foster Youth

By Casey Schutte

In October 2008, President George W. Bush signed into law one of the most significant pieces of

Sharing Substance Abuse Information about Foster Youth

A summary of issues faced by child welfare agencies, juvenile courts, and health care providers regarding the access to and

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Sharing Mental Health Information about Foster Youth

A summary of issues faced by child welfare agencies, juvenile courts, and health care providers regarding the access to and

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US Appeals Court Reverses Lower Court, Declares Foster Children’s Next Friends Suitable

By Erin Liotta

Child welfare reform advocates across the country breathed a sigh of relief when the US Court of

Education Advocacy Systems - A Study of How California Counties Ensure Foster Youth Receive the Educational Advocacy and Opportunities They Need

This report examines an emerging strategy designed to ensure foster youth receive the educational advocacy and opportunities they need: the

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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

Dyer v. CIF Prompts Policy and Legislative Changes that Benefit Foster Youth

The National Center for Youth Law’s (NCYL) victory in Dyer v. CIF has prompted significant policy and legislative developments that

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