Youth Take the Stage in 2020 Presidential Debates

From gun violence to climate change, youth activists have launched social justice movements in recent years in response to worries about the nation’s future. One enterprising individual continuing that trend is Jonah Gottlieb, a 17-year-old […]

Child Welfare

Litigator Bill Grimm Used Class-Action Lawsuits to Transform Troubled Child Welfare Agencies

Bill Grimm, a long-time attorney with the Oakland-based National Center for Youth Law (NCYL), passed away on April 2 after a year-long battle with brain cancer. He was 69. Over a 40-year career, Grimm helped […]

Child Welfare

Bill Grimm, Veteran Child Welfare Litigator, Honored by American Bar Association

Bill Grimm, who has helped lead reform-prompting litigation against several state and county child welfare systems, has been awarded the Mark Hardin Award by the American Bar Association Center on Children and The Law. The award […]

Child Welfare

Washington High Court Limits Lawyers for Foster Youth, Bans Juvenile Life Without Parole

Not all children in child welfare cases in Washington state are entitled to a lawyer to represent them in dependency court, according to a ruling earlier this month from a divided Washington State Supreme Court. Most […]