Report: Nearly All Fifty States are Failing Transgender, Gender-Expansive and Gender-Nonconforming (TGNC) Youth

Children’s Rights has proudly teamed up with Lambda Legal and the Center for the Study of Social Policy in conducting a groundbreaking study highlighting the deficiencies in law and policy across all 50 states in protecting transgender, gender expansive, and gender non-conforming youth in out-of-home care systems. The first-of-its-kind report showcases the dramatic overrepresentation of […]

Statement From Children’s Rights on the Decision to Close Rikers Island

(New York, NY) – Children’s Rights Executive Director, Sandy Santana, released the following statement today in response to Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Mark-Viverito’s announcement to close Rikers Island. “This is a promising day for thousands who are proponents of justice for all New Yorkers. For far too long, Rikers Island has […]

Finding My Way

A collection of blogs from CR’s 2016 Fostering the Future campaign. Foreword by Rita Soronen, President & CEO of Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

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 […]