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

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

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

Miranda Rights for Youth (2020) - SB 203 (Bradford)

In 2017, California passed SB 395, a law that prohibits police from interrogating youth under age 16 until the youth

Confidentiality and Sealing of Police Diversion Records (2020) - AB 2425 (Stone)

As recent reforms have expanded diversion programs throughout California and increased youth’s access to services and supports outside of the

Eliminating Harmful Voluntary Probation (2020) - AB 901 (Gipson)

Numerous studies have shown that probation involvement – including excessive supervision and services for youth who have not been charged

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