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COPAA v. DeVos

This lawsuit filed on behalf of Council of Parents Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) seeks to ensure timely compliance with an

Lucas R. v. Azar

This lawsuit alleges violations of a 1997 settlement agreement in Flores v. Reno that set national standards for the treatment

Fostering Success Fund - California Budget

A 2017 San Francisco Chronicle investigation revealed that California shelters were funneling hundreds of foster children, some as young as

Youth Reinvestment Fund - California Budget

In 2016, more than 40,000 California youth were arrested or cited by law enforcement officers for misdemeanor and status offenses.

Training Law Enforcement to Protect Sexually Exploited Children - AB 2992 (Daly)

In 2014, California enacted SB 855, clarifying that a child who is sexually trafficked is a victim of child abuse.

Keeping 14 and 15 Year Olds Out of the Adult Criminal Justice System - SB 1391 (Lara)

Twenty-four years ago, California changed its laws to allow the prosecution of 14 and 15-year-olds in adult criminal court. This

Keep Kids in School Act - SB 607

California issues more suspensions than high school diplomas each year. Some schools suspend more than one out of every four

Education Civil Rights Alliance

The Education Civil Rights (ECR) Alliance was convened by NCYL to fight back against increasing attacks on students’ civil rights

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