YLC works nationally to protect children in the nation’s foster care and justice systems from abuse and neglect. HQ in San Francisco.
Organization Website

Twitter: @youthlawcenter
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Primary geographic focus: California Statewide, National, Northern California, Southern California
Organization Type: Provider
LAAC Membership Type: Members
Lists: IOLTA Support Centers
Tags: Children, Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice
Acronym or short name: YLC

YLC is a public interest law firm that works to protect children in the nation’s foster care and justice systems from abuse and neglect, and to ensure that they receive the necessary support and services to become healthy and productive adults.

Since 1978, YLC has worked across the United States to reduce the use of out-of-home care and incarceration; ensure safe and humane conditions in out-of home placements; keep children out of adult jails; advocate for system changes to support successful transitions for youth exiting care; and secure equitable treatment for children in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.

Youth Law Center (YLC)


News Story

Youth law advocates threaten to sue Contra Costa probation over juvenile shackling

Matthias Gafni
Contra Costa Times
August 28, 2015

News Story

Behind the scenes of ‘Know How,’ the film that gives a new face to foster youth

Randee Dawn
May 14, 2015
"Know How" is a musical film about foster youth, which aims to pass A.B. 403 and other measures for the well-being of foster youth.


Supporting Relative Caregivers

Nov 7, 2014
Provides details about the new Approved Relative Caregiver Funding Option Program (ARC).
MCLE: 1 hour

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