(New York, NY) – Today state reviewers issued a report tracking the 2014 progress of the Wisconsin Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare (BMCW) in reforming its child welfare system, an effort spurred by national advocacy organization Children’s Rights. According to the report, 114 of the 194 case managers (59 percent) working for BMCW at the beginning of last year had left by the end of the year, and performance slipped in areas such as providing children in foster care with annual medical and dental exams and timely plans to connect them with permanent homes.
Thinking of adopting but worried it is too expensive? According to an article in U.S. News and World Report, private domestic or international adoptions may cost upwards of tens of thousands of dollars, but adopting through foster care can cost “next to nothing.” And with more than 400,000 youth in American foster care, there are […]
Executive Assistant Susan Reeves joined Children’s Rights as Executive Assistant to the Founder and Executive Director in August of 2009. In that role, her key responsibilities included direct support to the ED, interfacing with the Board of Directors and ensuring coordination between staff, senior staff and the ED. She presently serves as the Executive Assistant […]
Children’s Rights (CR) seeks a committed and enthusiastic student to intern in our Communications and Marketing Department in the summer of 2015. 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 areas that […]
AZ - B.K. v. McKay
B.K. v. Flanagan names 10 children as plaintiffs to represent the more than 16,000 abused and neglected children in Arizona foster care. They range in age from 3 to 14 and have been in foster homes and institutions across Maricopa and Pima counties. B.K., 10 B.K. entered foster care for the third time when she […]
(Phoenix, A.Z.) – Even as Arizona has taken steps to reduce the enormous backlog of reports that children have been maltreated in their own homes, it has disregarded other destructive practices that expose abused and neglected children to “further physical and emotional harm and unreasonable risk of harm while in the State’s care,” according to a federal class-action lawsuit that 10 plaintiff children filed today on behalf of the more than 16,000 children in state foster care.
The Children’s Rights Policy Department seeks undergraduate and graduate-level summer interns to assist with various research, policy analysis, and advocacy projects pertaining to child abuse and neglect, foster care, adoption, and child welfare system performance. Interns will have the opportunity to collect data, research and analyze key policy issues, and assist with the preparation of […]
At a defining moment early in my adulthood, I made the decision to pursue a career in social work. Since then, I have focused on the experiences of children and the many barriers to their success. After completing my graduate degree in social work, I set out to honor my calling as a field organizer […]