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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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Sharing Health Care Information About Children in Foster Care

Children in foster care often have their health care interrupted or delayed because their health care information is not available

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Combatting Implicit Bias to Reduce Racial Disparities in the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems

Presentation by:

Jason Okonofua, Standford University
Michael Harris, National Center for Youth Law
Hannah Benton, National Center for Youth Law

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Implicit Bias in the Child Welfare, Education and Mental Health Systems

Youth of color are overrepresented at every stage of the juvenile justice process. Much of the literature that discusses this

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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

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