National Center for Youth Law

Legislation Strategies

Protecting the Rights of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children in California (2021) - AB 1140 (Rivas)

AB 1140 will clarify the responsibilities of the California Office of the Foster Care Ombudsperson, and their jurisdiction, to provide

Justice for Survivors (2021) - AB 124 (Kamlager)

AB 124 aims to support survivors of violence, including domestic violence and human trafficking, by providing trauma-informed charging, sentencing, and

Implementing the Closure of California’s State-Run Youth Prisons (2021)

NCYL is working to thoughtfully implement the historic passage of SB 823 (2020), the law that signaled California’s intention to

Healthy Futures for Foster Youth (2021) - California Strengthens Reproductive Health Equity for Youth in Foster Care

Three significant investments were included in the 2021-2022 California State budget that improve upon existing laws to strengthen reproductive health

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)

UPDATE: Governor Newsom Signs SB 224

SB 224 ensures that middle and high school health courses include instruction on mental

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