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M.B. v. Howard Class Action Settlement

In July of 2020, NCYL reached a settlement in M.B. v. Howard, a class action lawsuit against the state of

Confidentiality and Sealing of Police Diversion Records (2020) - AB 2425 (Stone)

As recent reforms have expanded diversion programs throughout California and increased youth’s access to services and supports outside of the

Eliminating Harmful Voluntary Probation (2020) - AB 901 (Gipson)

Numerous studies have shown that probation involvement – including excessive supervision and services for youth who have not been charged

Closing California’s State Youth Prisons (2020) - SB 823 / AB 1868

In 2020, California enacted SB 823 / AB 1868, which phases the closure of California’s Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ)

COPAA v. DeVos, 2020

In August 2020, NCYL, on behalf of The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, filed a lawsuit against the U.S.

Limiting the Time Youth Spend on Probation in California (2020) - SB 1134 (Beall)

Adolescent years are critical to growth and development. Young people who are on probation deserve a chance to meaningfully demonstrate

Black Parallel School Board V. Sacramento City Unified School District

The suit alleges flagrant districtwide disability and race discrimination against students with disabilities, especially Black students. NCYL filed this lawsuit

Youth Reinvestment Grant (2019) - California Budget

California took meaningful action in 2018 to affirm the idea that youth need care, not cages by committing  a one-time

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