National Center for Youth Law

Legislation Strategies

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

Oversight of County Mental Health Services for Foster Youth - SB 1291

Thousands of California foster children are medicated with psychotropic drugs without assurance that the treatment is safe and appropriate and

Training and Data Sharing for Public Agencies - SB 238

The goal of this legislation is to develop and review data, to develop a system of alerts, to update court

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

Reproductive Choice and Parental Notification - The California Confidential Health Information Act of 2012 (SB 138)

NCYL believes that young people must have the ability to take ownership of their own bodies and reproductive decisions to

Foster Youth Services - AB 854

Foster Youth Services (FYS) programs provide supplemental educational services and supports to foster children in California.  Nearly two-thirds of the

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