National Center for Youth Law

Litigation Strategies

In re Sara Kruzan

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

Mental Health Association in California vs. Schwarzenegger

In November 2004, the voters of California enacted the Mental Health Services Act to increase mental health services in California.

JK v. Eden

A decade ago, lawyers representing Arizona’s Medicaid-eligible children filed JK v. Dillenberg , a class-action lawsuit seeking improved access to

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

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