National Center for Youth Law

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Preventing Unintended Pregnancy Among Foster Youth - SB 245

While the rate of unintended pregnancy among teens and young adults in the United States has reached a 30‐year low,

Judicial Authorization of Psychotropic Drug Administration to Foster Children - SB 253

This legislation initially attempted to  mandate the application of health care standards by the judiciary when authorizing psychotropic drugs to

Monitoring Group Homes for Excessive Use of Psychotropic Medication - SB 484

More than half of California foster children in group homes are sedated with powerful chemical restraints. Inadequate oversight encourages over-reliance

Oversight and Monitoring for Foster Children Prescribed Psychotropic Medications - SB 319

Without basic medical attention, psychotropic drugs can cause crippling sedation, morbid obesity, memory loss, diabetes, heart disease, irreversible tremors, other

Building the Capacity of Community Based Organizations

Families of students who are having problems reenrolling or who have been pushed out to a Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs

Improving School District Policy and Practice for Vulnerable Students

Current school district policy and practice is overly punitive and leads to disparities in discipline. This punitive climate puts up

Improving Probation Agency Policy and Practice

In collaboration with Disability Rights Texas (DRTx),  we will develop model policies for reenrolling students exiting detention; develop a toolkit

Caregiver Access to Education Records - SB 233

This legislation authored by Senator Jim Beall, will improve the coordination of educational services between caregivers of foster children, Local

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