National Center for Youth Law

Legislation Strategies

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.

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

Youth Offender Parole - California SB 260 and SB 261

NCYL is working nationally and in California to ban juvenile life without parole. Until 2012, the United States and Somalia

The Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016 - Proposition 57

This California ballot measure adopted in 2016 will enhance public safety and help California replace its costly over reliance on 

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