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.



Incorporating Teens into Traditional Legal Services Programs

By Roxanne Hoegger Alejandre and Angie Schwartz

This article proposes that, with effort and dedication, we can close the gaps

Foster Parents: Reality v. Perception

By Bill Grimm and Julian Darwall

This is the second of a two-part series that looks at foster parents –

Los Angeles County Fails to Meet the Mental Health Needs of Foster Children

By Meg Wilkinson and Patrick Gardner

Jennifer’s Story

Each day thousands of foster children in California are needlessly confined in

Foster Parents: Who Are They and What Are Their Motivations?

Part I of a two-part series

By Bill Grimm and Julian Darwall

This is the first of a two-part series

Ayotte Case Hinges on Procedural Question

By Rebecca Gudeman

On November 30th, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of

Protecting the Interests of Adolescents in Climate of Cut-backs

By Abigail English, Jane Perkins, and Catherine Teare

The 1990s witnessed extraordinary changes in the laws and policies that influence

Indiana Case Threatens Youth Confidentiality Rights for Health Care

By Rebecca Gudeman

Confidentiality, a cornerstone of adolescent health care, may be threatened nationwide by a case now winding its

Achievement Gaps and No Child Left Behind

By Caroline Rothert

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB)1 has intensified efforts across the country to

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