National Center for Youth Law

Litigation Strategies

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),

Flores v. Reno

The 1997 settlement agreement in Flores v. Reno set national standards for the treatment and placement of minors in what

AAP v. Lungren

Along with a private law firm in San Francisco and the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, NCYL attorney

David C. v. Huntsman

David C. is a child welfare reform class action brought in 1993, on behalf of all foster children and children


NCYL Director John O’Toole and Morrison & Foerster filed this case, in which NCYL sued the Legal Services Corporation after

Sullivan v. Zebley

Staff attorney Alice Bussiere represented amici before the US Supreme Court in this case, which expanded by some 450,000 the

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