National Center for Youth Law

Litigation Strategies

Jessica K. v. Eureka City School District

This federal civil rights lawsuit charges top officials in the Eureka City Schools District with allowing pervasive racial and sexual 

In re Tyriq T.

This case addresses whether an interlocutory appeal can be heard from a decision to transfer a youth to adult court.

State of Illinois v. Davis

This case involves Adolfo Davis, a minor, who was given a sentence of life without the possibility of parole for

All of Us or None v. Bowen

This case challenges the California Secretary of State’s recent interpretation of state laws regarding voting rights for those convicted of

In re Sara Kruzan

Sara Kruzan was sentenced to life without possibility of parole for a shooting she committed in 1994 when she was

Johnson v. Upchurch

NCYL attorney David Lambert worked with a private attorney in Tucson on this federal class action, which resulted in fewer

DB v. Tewksbury

Working with local attorneys in Oregon, NCYL won a landmark ruling when the federal district court held that confining minors

Terry D. v. Rader

Working with Legal Aid of Western Oklahoma, NCYL attorneys, including David Lambert, challenged appalling conditions and practices in Oklahoma training

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