National Center for Youth Law

Legislation Strategies

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

Healthy Futures for Foster Youth (2021) - AB 366 (Rubio)

AB 366 improves upon existing laws to strengthen reproductive health equity for youth in California’s foster care by extending the

Mental Health Education (2021) - SB 224 (Portantino)

SB 224 ensures students receive crucial age-appropriate mental health education from a qualified instructor at least one time during elementary

Training Law Enforcement to Protect Sexually Exploited Children - AB 2992 (Daly)

In 2014, California enacted SB 855, clarifying that a child who is sexually trafficked is a victim of child abuse.

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,

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

Decriminalization of Child Sex Trafficking Victims - Senate Bill 1322

In 2016, California signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 1322 which precludes minor victims of commercial sexual exploitation from being

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