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.



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

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

Medicaid Mental Health Waiver: Makes Life Difficult for Many of CA’s Adopted and Foster Youth

by Laura Ewbank and Patrick Gardner

This article examines the challenges facing foster and adopted youth who are placed out-of-county

Landmark Decision for California’s Most Vulnerable Children

By Robyn Gould, Laura Townsend, and Leecia Welch

On March 14, federal district court judge Howard J. Matz ordered the

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