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.



California CSEC Policy Compendium

Since 2014, the California Legislature has been investing in the child welfare system’s capacity to identify and serve commercially sexually

The Prosecution Of Youth As Adults - A County-Level Analysis Of Prosecutorial Direct File In California And Its Disparate Impact On Youth Of Color

This report examining the prosecution of youth as adults in California documents variations by county in the use of “direct

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LCAP Year 2 Review

This report is a follow-up to the Year 1 LCAP Review, examining the Year 2 LCAPs of the Los Angeles

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HIPAA or FERPA? A Primer on Sharing School Health Information in Indiana

This Primer provides an overview of the pertinent federal and state confidentiality laws when health care is provided on school

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Psychosocial Interventions for Traumatized Youth in the Juvenile Justice System: - Research, Evidence Base, and Clinical/Legal Challenges

Psychosocial interventions for posttraumatic stress reactions increasingly are recognized as a key component in the provision of juvenile justice services.

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Curbing the High Rates of Psychotropic Medication Prescriptions Among Children and Youth in Foster Care

This brief analyzes conditions contributing to the over-prescription of psych meds in foster care systems, identify promising interventions, present case

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Confidential Medical Release: Frequently Asked Questions from Schools and Districts

This document addresses some of the most frequently asked questions from schools and school districts about releasing California students for

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