National Center for Youth Law

Litigation Strategies

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 v. LSC

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

L.J. v. Donald

NCYL attorney Bill Grimm who was then working for the Legal Aid Bureau in Maryland originally brought this federal class

Brown v. Kizer

In these two cases staff attorney Alice Bussiere, working with other advocates, has enforced the requirements of Medicaid’s Early and

Timothy J. v. Chaffee

NCYL attorney Alice Bussiere represented more than 50,000 foster children in Los Angeles County. As a result of the case,

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