National Center for Youth Law

Litigation Strategies

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

M.B. v. Howard Class Action Settlement

In July of 2020, NCYL reached a settlement in M.B. v. Howard, a class action lawsuit against the state of

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

J.N. V. Oregon Department of Education

Oregon fails to ensure that all children can attend a full day of school. Parents and advocates call for equal access to classrooms for students with disabilities

M.B. v. Howard

Kansas’s child welfare system is failing to protect the safety and well-being of foster children and youth in the custody

M.J. v The District of Columbia

This class action was filed in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. on behalf of all Medicaid-eligible District of

COPAA v. DeVos, 2018

This lawsuit filed on behalf of Council of Parents Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) seeks to ensure timely compliance with an

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