LGBTQ Project Intern

Children’s Rights is seeking a part-time graduate or undergraduate intern to provide research assistance for a project that highlights the experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) children in out-of-home care settings. Children’s Rights is a national non-profit organization that uses the law, in partnership with a variety of local and national expert […]

Advocates address harsh reality for LGBTQ youth in state care

By CR Staff

At a panel discussion Wednesday night, members of Children’s Rights and advocacy group Lambda Legal addressed a grim reality: Two out of five homeless youth are LGBTQ. Fourteen percent of LGBTQ youth are in the juvenile justice system and almost 20 percent are in foster care. LGBTQ kids who are rejected by their biological families […]

At National Conference, Children’s Rights Encourages Local Advocates to Join Reform Efforts

By CR Staff

Attorneys, advocates, social workers and others who work directly with children can play vital roles in reforming the government systems that too often fail them. That was the message of Ira Lustbader, litigation director at national advocacy organization Children’s Rights, and his fellow panelists, during the closing discussion of the 38th National Child Welfare, Juvenile, […]

Report: Caseworkers in MA being set up ‘to fail’

By CR Staff

Caseworkers in the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families are being ‘set up to fail’ due to poor management and rising caseloads, according to a review released this week by the state’s Child Advocate Office. The office’s interim report, based in part on interviews and focus groups with DCF managers, supervisors and caseworkers, portrays a […]

Children’s Rights speaks out against proposed limits on visitation at Rikers Island

By CR Staff

Criminal justice advocates, City Council members and families of the incarcerated gathered at City Hall Sept. 8 to speak out against the city’s newly proposed limitations on jail visitation at Rikers Island. Advocates say the proposed changes are harsh and discriminatory and will disproportionately impact minorities and those who cannot afford bail. In an effort […]