National Center for Youth Law

Legislation Strategies

Aristotle P. v. Samuels - also known as Aristotle P. v. McDonald, Aristotle P. v. Johnson, Aristotle P. v. McEwen

Plaintiffs brought this class action on behalf of children who (1) are or will be in the temporary custody or

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

Educational Access for System Involved Students - SB 213/HB 301

The proposed legislation provides support to students who face barriers to their educational success through no fault of their own.

Foster Youth Education Success Program - HB 2665

HB 2665 establishes the Foster Youth Education Success Fund and authorizes a $1,000,000 appropriation in FY 2018 from the General

Implementation of the Federal Preventing Child Sex Trafficking Act - HR 4980/SB 794

In 2015, California passed Senate Bill (SB) 794 which enacted key provisions of the federal Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening

Implementation of California’s CSEC Program - Senate Bill 855

Launched in 2015, the groundbreaking Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) Program is administered by the California Department of Social Services

Foster Youth Services - AB 854

Foster Youth Services (FYS) programs provide supplemental educational services and supports to foster children in California.  Nearly two-thirds of the

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