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NCYL Leader Jesse Hahnel Steps Down

10/19/2022

NCYL Leader Jesse Hahnel Steps Down

Jesse Hahnel, longtime executive director of the National Center for Youth Law, is leaving the Oakland-based organization.

Youth Leaders Emerge from a Washington State Youth Prison, Urging a More Just and Safe World

9/27/2022

Leaders Emerge from a Washington State Youth Prison, Urging a More Just and Safe World

Four young men incarcerated in a Washington state youth prison are working to ensure future generations don't face decades-long sentences.

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Washington Will Stop Using Child Support to Fund Foster Care

9/6/2022

Washington Will Stop Using Child Support to Fund Foster Care

Effective this month, Washington state will end the practice of using child support to finance foster care stays.

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Senators Patty Murray, pictured left, and Ron Wyden, pictured right, launched inquiry into reported abuse at youth treatment facilities.

8/4/2022

Senators Want Answers About Alleged Abuse at Youth Treatment Facilities

Two senators have launched a new inquiry into four major operators of youth residential treatment programs that have been the subject of recent reports of abusive treatment.

A Team of Washington Lawyers and Advocates Works to Avoid Foster Care Separation at Birth

6/15/2022

Keeping Moms With Their Newborns: A Team of Washington Lawyers and Advocates Works to Avoid Foster Care Separation at Birth

In Washington, the nonprofit FIRST Clinic provides legal and other types of support to sustain bonds between addicted moms and newborns.

Washington lawsuit settled

6/9/2022

Washington Settles Lawsuit Involving Foster Youth Left Sleeping in Offices and Hotels 

This week, Washington’s child welfare agency announced a settlement agreement in a lawsuit over disabled foster youths’ constitutional rights.

    As a Foster Youth, My High School Didn't Prepare Me For Higher Education

    5/15/2022

    As a Foster Youth, My High School Didn’t Prepare Me For Higher Education

    Lacking support in school caused me to focus less on my academic goals and focus more on an unstable social life, writes Nelly Braxton.

    Grieving the Loss of Housing and My Mother While Navigating College as a Foster Youth

    5/15/2022

    Grieving the Loss of Housing and My Mother While Navigating College as a Foster Youth

    Walking in your truth will give you the motivation and determination to get your college degree, writes Esther Taylor.

    Making My Dream of Attending College Possible

    5/13/2022

    Making my Dream of Attending College Possible

    Now that I'm a grown-up who makes their own decisions, figuring out how to attend college is not easy at all, writes Sabrina Ortiz.