Psychotropics

THE ISSUE: Children in foster care often exhibit behaviors related to the abuse and trauma they have endured. But rather than receiving therapeutic counseling and mental health support to treat underlying issues, kids are too frequently given powerful psychotropic medications to control their behavior. The drugs can have extreme side effects: drowsiness, hallucinations, tremors, weight […]

Fall Paralegal Intern

Children’s Rights is seeking a part-time undergraduate intern to join in an active litigation program committed to reforming child welfare services for abused and neglected children. Children’s Rights is a national non-profit organization that uses the law, in partnership with a variety of local and national expert groups and policy analysts, to bring about meaningful […]

Fall Legal Internship

Children’s Rights seeks committed and enthusiastic law students to intern in our office in the fall of 2016. Because of the relatively small size of our organization, interns enjoy tremendous responsibilities and assist Children’s Rights’ attorneys with all aspects of our pending class action impact litigation cases. Responsibilities may include assisting with trial preparation, conducting […]

Lead Counsel

Children’s Rights is a leading national children’s advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable children in government systems. Children’s Rights uses civil rights litigation, policy expertise, and public education to create positive systems change, with a 20-year track record in the area of child welfare reform of raising accountability, protecting rights and improving […]

CR Executive Director Urges Senate to Pass Legislation to Safely Preserve Families

(New York, NY) – Yesterday, the U.S. Senate adjourned for summer recess without voting on the Family First Prevention Services Act, legislation that would provide federal funding toward services to safely preserve families and prevent children from entering foster care, and also limit federal support for congregate care placements. In response, Sandy Santana, executive director […]

Paralegal

Children’s Rights has an immediate opening for one full-time, entry-level paralegal to join an active litigation program committed to reforming child welfare services for abused and neglected children. Children’s Rights is a national not-for-profit organization that uses the law, in partnership with a variety of local and national expert groups and policy analysts, to bring […]

Media Strategist

Children’s Rights is a leading national children’s advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable children in government systems. Children’s Rights uses civil rights litigation, policy expertise, and public education to create positive systems change, with a 20-year track record in the area of child welfare reform of raising accountability, protecting rights and improving […]

CR Participates in First-Ever Foster Care Technology “Hackathon”

By CR Staff

Technology is radically changing how we live our lives on a daily basis – but when it comes to foster care systems, we’re lagging far behind. At a first-of-its kind event, some of the biggest minds in child welfare and technology, including CR’s own litigation director Ira Lustbader, and representatives from organizations like the Administration […]