National Center for Youth Law

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STRATEGIES

 

End Endless Probation (2021) - AB 503 (Stone)

AB 503 improves outcomes for youth by minimizing the time they spend on probation, and tailoring probation conditions to meet

Expanding Access to Diplomas for Highly Mobile Students (2021) - SB 532 (Caballero)

SB 532 offers additional opportunities to achieve a high school diploma for youth experiencing homelessness, youth in foster care, students

PROMYSE Act – Promoting Youth Success and Empowerment Act (2021) - SB 493 Bradford

SB 493 improves the Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act by ensuring adequate oversight, equitable decision-making, and effective investments prioritizing our

Mental Health Education (2021) - SB 224 (Portantino)

SB 224 ensures students receive crucial age-appropriate mental health education from a qualified instructor at least one time during elementary

D.S. v. Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families

The state of Washington denies hundreds of children in foster care the most fundamental and basic of rights owed when

Freeman v. County of Riverside

Prior to passing California Senate Bill 190 (SB 190), counties throughout the state charged fees to families for administrative costs

Improving FAFSA Completion for Youth in Foster Care (2020) - SB 860 (Beall)

California’s SB 860 advances education equity for youth in foster care by improving coordination to support them with completing Free

Miranda Rights for Youth (2020) - SB 203 (Bradford)

In 2017, California passed SB 395, a law that prohibits police from interrogating youth under age 16 until the youth

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