I Decided to Rise

By CR Staff

I used to suffer from frequent nightmares about being trapped in the foster care system. I’d be in a room, pounding on a window, and no matter what I’d do, I couldn’t escape.

Fostering the Future Returns with Fresh, Revealing Stories

By CR Staff

It’s that time of year again! This Sunday, May 1, Children’s Rights will launch our 4th annual Fostering the Future campaign in honor of National Foster Care Month. All month long, we’ll be raising awareness about what it means to be a child in state care by sharing the first-person accounts of those who have […]

Senior Policy Analyst

Children’s Rights is a leading national children’s advocacy organization dedicated to achieving accountability and systemic change in government systems that protect vulnerable children.  Children’s Rights uses legal advocacy in the form of impact litigation, policy expertise and public education to create positive systems change, with a 20-year track record in the area of child welfare […]

Comedian Monroe Martin, Artist Ronald Draper and Model MelRo Join Young Bloggers to #FosterTruth During National Foster Care Month

(New York, N.Y.) – Failed adoptions, physical abuse, mental illness and even a forced marriage led to foster care for a group of young people who are writing about their experiences this May, National Foster Care Month. Advocacy organization Children’s Rights will bring these stories to life for its 4th annual Fostering the Future campaign, a public awareness effort that sheds light on the realities of life in state care.

Tennessee Achieves All Foster Care Reform Requirements

(Nashville, TN) – A federal judge ruled today that Tennessee’s Department of Children’s Services (DCS), once beset with dangerous systemic problems such as high caseloads and a serious shortage of appropriate foster care placements, has reached all of the mandated milestones to overhaul its foster care system.

Too High a Human Toll: Ending Solitary Confinement for Youth

By CR Staff

You have probably been hearing a lot about solitary confinement recently. You may know the story of Kalief Browder, the young man who took his own life after being released from Rikers Island, having been arrested at sixteen for allegedly stealing a backpack and spending two years in solitary confinement on Rikers. Or, perhaps you […]