National Center for Youth Law

Legislation Strategies

Protecting the Rights of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children in California (2021) - AB 1140 (Rivas)

AB 1140 will clarify the responsibilities of the California Office of the Foster Care Ombudsperson, and their jurisdiction, to provide

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

Healthy Futures for Foster Youth (2021) - California Strengthens Reproductive Health Equity for Youth in Foster Care

Three significant investments were included in the 2021-2022 California State budget that improve upon existing laws to strengthen reproductive health

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

UPDATE: Governor Newsom Signs SB 224

SB 224 ensures that middle and high school health courses include instruction on mental

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