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.



Fight for your Rights! - A Guidebook for California Foster Youth, Former Foster Youth, and Those Who Care About Them

This Guidebook is intended to help foster youth (and those who care about them) to understand the rights and services

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Keeping Siblings Together: Past, Present, and Future

By Emily Kernan

“The relationships people share with siblings are often the longest-lasting they will ever have. Siblings are there

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

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