Legislation Strategies

Keeping Younger Children out of the Juvenile Court System - SB 439

Numerous scientific studies, court decisions and experience have demonstrated that children are less culpable than adults for the same acts,

Protecting Miranda Rights for Youth - SB 395

Currently, children in California, no matter how young, can waive their Miranda rights whether they understand them or not. Senate

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 overreliance

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

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

School Navigators for System Involved Students - HB 411

Students in foster care and those involved in the juvenile justice system need ongoing, on-the-ground support to ensure they have

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