National Center for Youth Law

Litigation Strategies

Terry D. v. Rader

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

RWT v. Dalton

This case, handled by NCYL attorney David Lambert and others, established the principle that detained juveniles have the same right

Gary H. v. Hegstrom

NCYL staff worked with the Juvenile Rights Project in Portland, Oregon on this case, which led to substantial reforms at

Breed v. Jones

NCYL successfully argued before the US Supreme Court that the constitutional prohibition on double jeopardy is applicable to minors in

Morales v. Turman

Filed in 1974 on behalf of incarcerated youth in Texas, this federal class action lawsuit established benchmark standards for the

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