National Center for Youth Law

Litigation Strategies

Denise Cowan v. Bolivar County Board of Education

On May 17, 1954, the United States Supreme Court issued the landmark decision of Brown v. Board of Education, holding

D.P. v. School Board of Palm Beach County

Police employed by the School District of Palm Beach County illegally use the Florida Mental Health Act, also known as

Tonisha Smith V. Alameda County

Under California law, every youth in foster care is entitled to a safe place to live at all times. With

Women’s Student Union v. U.S. Department of Education

The Women’s Student Union (WSU) at Berkeley High School in Berkeley, California filed a legal challenge to Trump-era Department of

D.S. v. Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families

The state of Washington denies hundreds of children in foster care the most fundamental and basic of rights owed when

Freeman v. County of Riverside

Prior to passing California Senate Bill 190 (SB 190), counties throughout the state charged fees to families for administrative costs

COPAA v. DeVos, 2020

In August 2020, NCYL, on behalf of The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, filed a lawsuit against the U.S.

Black Parallel School Board V. Sacramento City Unified School District

The suit alleges flagrant districtwide disability and race discrimination against students with disabilities, especially Black students. NCYL filed this lawsuit

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