DMCPS Must Put ‘Laser Focus’ on Recruiting Foster Homes and Strengthening Supports for Foster Parents and Kids in Care

(Milwaukee, WI) – Today state reviewers issued a report tracking the progress of the Division of Milwaukee Child Protective Services (DMCPS) in reforming Milwaukee’s child welfare system in 2016, an effort spurred by national advocacy organization Children’s Rights. In response to the report, Eric Thompson, of counsel to Children’s Rights, issued the following statement: “It […]

Call for Entries: Fostering the Future 2017

By CR Staff

Calling all foster care alumni! Children’s Rights is now accepting submissions for its 5th annual Fostering the Future campaign, which is set to launch May 1st in honor of National Foster Care Awareness Month. This year’s theme is the state of education in foster care. Here’s your chance to speak your truth, educate the nation […]

Immigration order poses grave risk to children

By CR Staff

President Trump’s executive order to temporarily restrict immigration and bar refugees from entering the U.S stands to have a vast, detrimental impact on millions of children domestically and across the globe. Children’s Rights adamantly opposes the immigration order and the limits placed upon refugees entering the U.S. in search of asylum. The decision puts our […]

2017 Summer Paralegal Internship

Children’s Rights is seeking a summer undergraduate intern to join in an active litigation program committed to reforming child welfare services for children in state custody. Children’s Rights is a national non-profit organization that uses the law to bring about meaningful reform in government child welfare agencies that provide foster care, adoptive, and child protective […]

LGBTQ

THE ISSUE: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people are over-represented in foster care, where they are more likely to experience discrimination, abuse, neglect and the risk of harm. A survey by the Williams Institute found 13.6 percent of youth in foster care identified as lesbian, gay, or bisexual, and 5.6 percent as […]

Meetra Mehdizadeh

Law Clerk Meetra Mehdizadeh joined Children’s Rights in 2016. Ms. Mehdizadeh is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where she was a Managing Editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. During law school, Ms. Mehdizadeh was a member of the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project and interned at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for […]

Erin McGuinness

Senior Policy Analyst Before joining Children’s Rights in November 2016, Erin McGuinness was a Staff Attorney at the Frank H. Hiscock Legal Aid Society in the Family Court Program. She was previously a litigation associate for Robert E. Lahm, PLLC. Ms. McGuinness received her B.A. from the University at Buffalo in 2009, her J.D. from […]

2017 Winter Paralegal Internship

Children’s Rights is seeking a part-time intern to join in an active litigation program committed to reforming child welfare services for children in state custody. Children’s Rights is a national non-profit organization that uses the law to bring about meaningful reform in government child welfare agencies that provide foster care, adoptive, and child protective services. […]

Paralegal

Children’s Rights is seeking a full-time, entry-level paralegal to join an active litigation program committed to reforming child welfare services for children in state custody. Children’s Rights is a national non-profit organization that uses the law to bring about meaningful reform in government child welfare agencies that provide foster care, adoptive, and child protective services. […]