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.



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

Proliferating Curfew Laws Keep Kids at Home, But Fail to Curb Juvenile Crime

By Angie Schwartz and Lucy Wang

Laws that require adolescents to be off the streets during certain hours are an

Child Welfare Waivers Underutilized by States; States with Waivers Report Mixed Results

By Bill Grimm and Sean Tanner

Child Welfare Demonstration Projects, Part I:

This article is the first in a series

New York Raises the Bar for Interdisciplinary Practice In Family Violence Cases

By Karen Freedman and Betsy Kramer

When domestic violence gives rise to a child protective proceeding, the child protective agency

Most States Fail to Meet the Mental Health Needs of Foster Children

By Jennifer Huber and Bill Grimm

As a society we have failed to meet the health needs of many of

California Moves to Improve Group Home Schools

by Sara Woodward

The California Legislature passed two new laws in the recently concluded session—Assembly Bill 1858 and Senate Bill

Advocates Seek Improvements in Education for Foster Youth

By Sara Woodward

Foster youth face a daunting array of obstacles in their education. Many school districts and child welfare

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