National Center for Youth Law

Legislation Strategies

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

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

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