National Center for Youth Law

Litigation Strategies

Jeff D. v. Otter

In 1980, Jeff D., on behalf of a class of approximately 18,000 children with severe emotional and mental disabilities, brought

T.R. v. Dreyfus

NCYL is co-counsel in the case of T.R. v. Dreyfus, a child welfare reform class action lawsuit against the Washington

Braam v. DSHS

This case was originally brought by 13 current and former foster children seeking damages for injuries they suffered as a

Henry A. v Willden

This lawsuit charges Nevada and Clark County officials with failing to protect the health and safety of children in foster care. The suit seeks money damages for 13 children named in the lawsuit, as well as system improvements for several classes of children that represent more than half of the 3,600 children in foster care in Clark County, which encompasses Las Vegas.

Brazwell v. Wagner

This case challenged California’s policy of denying cash assistance to relative caregivers when the children they care for get in

Katie A. v. Bontá

NCYL is co-counsel in the case of Katie A. v. Bontá, a child welfare reform class action against the California

Dyer v. California Interscholastic Federation

NCYL won a major case in California, securing fair and equal treatment of foster youth who play high school sports.

Clark K. v Willden - U.S. District Court – District of Nevada, No. 2:06-cv-01068

The National Center for Youth Law first filed suit to reform the child welfare system in Clark County (Las Vegas),

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