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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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Building Champions for Students In Arizona’s Foster Care - FosterEd Arizona Progress Update

This annual progress report was prepared for the Arizona State Legislature and Governor’s Office in compliance with House Bill 2665,

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Promoting Permanency for Teens - A 50 State Review of Law and Policy

Over the last 20 years the number of children in foster care has decreased significantly. Yet during this same period,

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Youth Prosecuted as Adults in California (2017 update) - Addressing Racial, Ethnic, and Geographic Disparities After the Repeal of Direct File

In 2016, Californians voted overwhelmingly in support of Proposition 57, a ballot initiative that abolished the practice of “direct file,”

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Championing the Potential of Youth on Probation - Critical Education Advocacy for Justice-Involved Youth

This issue brief explores how NCYL’s FosterEd initiative has worked with partners to advocate for policy change and direct services

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Drug Company Payments to Physicians Tied to Harmful Prescriptions for Foster Youth - An Analysis from the National Center for Youth Law

This policy brief examines the connections between pharmaceutical company payments to physicians and harmful prescribing practices for children and youth

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Juvenile InJustice: Charging Youth as Adults is Ineffective, Biased, and Harmful - Health Impact Partners

“Juvenile InJustice: Charging Youth as Adults is Ineffective, Biased, and Harmful” is a collaboration with the California Alliance for Youth

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2017 California Budget Request to Provide Medical Review of Prescription Requests for Youth

In August 2016, a state audit of the administration of psychotropic medication to children in foster care, found that the

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Report on the Actions of U.S. States Regarding Education for Students in Foster Care and the Every Student Succeeds Act - Children's Home + Aid Center for Policy Practice and Innovation

This report contains information on the ongoing work of several states who have taken purposeful and progressive steps towards helping

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