For years, states have been creating and toughening laws on sex offender registries, but policy makers and advocates are rethinking rules around placing juveniles on the lists that track offenders and can make information on them accessible to the public, according to an article published by The Pew Charitable Trusts.
In response to the ruling of a Utah juvenile court judge, who mandated that a baby girl be moved from lesbian foster parents to a heterosexual home, Christina Remlin, senior staff attorney at national advocacy organization Children’s Rights, released the following statement.
We’d like to give our huge, heartfelt thanks to our incredible Children’s Rights Champion Award winners Molly Gochman, Shaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith and Jared Bobrow of Weil, Gotshal and Manges LLP, for their outstanding commitment to improving the lives of children in foster care, and to Michaela Pereira, Crystal Bentley, Edgar Carranza, Katie Ford, Kasseem […]
Adoptions are supposed to be forever, right? Unfortunately, for kids who have been in foster care, that’s not always the case. And too often, when adoptions break – for reasons such as the lack of post-adoption services, the failure to bond as a family, or aging or ailing adoptive parents – adults continue to receive […]
Kasseem ‘Swizz Beatz’ Dean Presented Children’s Rights Board Chair, Alan C. Myers, with Champion Award New York, NY – On Tuesday, October 20th, at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, Children’s Rights (CR) raised over $1 million at its Tenth Annual Benefit. All proceeds from the evening directly support Children’s Rights’ efforts to use the law […]
Bloggers from across the country give deeply poignant accounts of their experience with the U.S. foster care system. Foreword by Kim Hansel, editor at Fostering Families Today.
California Governor Jerry Brown signed several laws this month that stand to have a far-reaching impact on children in the state’s child welfare system. Last week, Brown signed a set of three laws to curb the overprescribing of psychotropic drugs in foster care, following a five-part San Jose Mercury News investigation revealing nearly 1 in […]
As part of Children’s Rights’ ongoing efforts to advocate on behalf of LGBTQ youth in foster care, CR recently joined 15 organizations and agencies – ranging from the American Civil Liberties Union, the Department of Justice, the Southern Poverty Law Center, Lambda Legal and others – to address hate crimes based on race, ethnicity, religion, […]
Children’s Rights (CR) seeks a committed, enthusiastic and highly organized student to intern in our Communications and Marketing Department in the winter/spring of 2016. The small, dynamic department is responsible for strategic and day-to-day communications for the national advocacy organization dedicated to protecting abused and neglected children. The intern will gain valuable hands-on experience in […]
(Nashville, TN) – Tennessee is closer than ever to making all of the required improvements to its Department of Children’s Services (DCS) and ending federal court oversight, according to an exit plan that was approved by U.S. District Court Judge Todd J. Campbell in a hearing today.