1st Circuit Finds Federal Court ‘Tilted the Playing Field’

(Providence, RI) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit found yesterday that a district court “abused its discretion” in connection with its dismissal of a federal suit calling for reform of Rhode Island’s dysfunctional child welfare system. The appeals court ruled that the district court acted improperly when it refused to allow plaintiffs to meet with counsel and when it barred them from obtaining evidence essential to their claims.

#FosterTruth: Harsh Realities of Abused and Neglected Children Come to Light

(New York, N.Y.) – On May 1, in recognition of National Foster Care Month, non-profit organization Children’s Rights will launch its third annual Fostering the Future campaign to amplify the voices of those affected by state care. Each day of May, Children’s Rights will publish a blog post written by someone involved in child welfare, such as a former foster youth, foster parent or child advocate.

High Worker Turnover Jeopardizes Milwaukee Child Welfare Reform

(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.

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The Ins and Outs of Adopting Through Foster Care

By CR Staff

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 […]

Susan Reeves

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 […]

Summer 2015 Communications Internship

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 […]