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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

Protecting Foster Youth From Abuse - AB 2323 (Rubio)

Findings by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG) reveal California has done a

Equal Rights Advocates et al v. DeVos

This lawsuit was filed on behalf of SurvJustice, Equal Rights Advocates, and Victim Rights Law Center, three national public interest

San Juan Unified School District Civil Rights Complaint

This civil rights complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Education on December 18, 2017 alleges Mira Loma High School

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