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.



Los Angeles County Law Enforcement First Responder Protocol for Commercially Sexually Exploited Children

Authored by NCYL staff attorneys, Kate Walker and Fiza Quraishi, the Los Angeles County First Responder Protocol is a collaborative

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FosterEd Santa Cruz County - Year 2 Evaluation

This external evaluation prepared by RTI International examined the progress of Foster-ED’s Santa Cruz County pilot project. The evaluation, covering

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Curbing the Misuse of Psychiatric Medications in Foster Care

In 2011 the Federal Government Accounting Office issued a report finding numerous problems in the use of psychotropic drugs on

Los Angeles LCAPs Reviewed

How did the 80+ Los Angeles County school districts address the needs of foster youth in their Year 1 Local

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Unfettered Discretion, Negative Outcomes, and No Oversight: California’s Need for Data Collection on Juveniles Prosecuted as Adults

by Francis V. Guzman

Prosecuting children as adults and sentencing them to serve time in the adult criminal justice system

Victory For Homeless Athlete Lowers Barriers For Homeless Students

by Stephanie Krol and Leecia Welch

The National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) recently won an important legal victory against

From Abused And Neglected To Abused And Exploited - The Intersection of the Child Welfare System with the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

Many anti-human trafficking advocates have begun examining why certain children are more vulnerable than others to falling victim to commercial sexual exploitation. One clear pattern quickly emerges—a large proportion of victims of commercial sexual exploitation have been involved with the child welfare system.
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Foster Youth and Early Implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula - Not Yet Making the Grade

The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on July 1, 2013, is the first 

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