CR benefit brings compelling stories to light, raises awareness

By CR Staff

A crowd of approximately 300 guests gathered for the Ninth Annual Children’s Rights Benefit on Wednesday, October 29, to honor several extraordinary individuals whose efforts have made a difference for children in foster care, and to raise awareness and support for the national advocacy organization’s tireless work to bring sustainable change to failing child welfare […]

Lemonade stand raises awareness for CR

By CR Staff

Children’s Rights board members Jay Galluzzo and Dan Galpern, along with their children and many others, came together Oct. 19 at Flywheel Sports – Tribeca for a lemonade stand to raise awareness for CR. We so appreciate all who came out in support of our work!

Lemonade Stand to Benefit Children’s Rights

By CR Staff

Join board members Dan Galpern and Jay Galluzzo and share a cup of lemonade as we raise awareness for Children’s Rights on Sunday, October 19th at Flywheel Sports – Tribeca.

CT Making Progress on Foster Care Reform, but Service Shortages Remain, Report Finds

Today an independent federal court monitor released a report that reviews the progress of Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families (DCF) in reforming its child welfare system, a longstanding effort spurred by the national advocacy group Children’s Rights. In response to the report, covering the second quarter of 2014, Ira Lustbader, litigation director of Children’s Rights, issued a statement.

Children’s Rights Responds to Coakley Characterizations

On October 2nd, in response to a political advertisement that questioned Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley’s commitment to abused and neglected children, Ms. Coakley called into question the motives of Children’s Rights’ lawsuit against the state of Massachusetts. In response Sara Bartosz, lead counsel for the organization, issued a statement.

Rollout of New DHS Data System Essential to Tackling Foster Care Challenges, Says CR

(Detroit, MI) – The rolling out of Michigan’s Department of Human Services (DHS) statewide child welfare data system, while not without its challenges, is a positive step that will ultimately stand to improve foster care for the kids who live in it, Children’s Rights said upon the release of the latest report from independent monitors tracking the state’s child welfare reform effort.


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Advocating for a Relationship

Kerry Shiga doesn’t want her daughter Sunny, just 4 years old, to ever worry about where her brother is or if he is safe. Kerry fostered Sunny since she was 6 weeks old, and adopted her last year. When she learned Sunny’s birth mother was pregnant with another child, she starting writing to judges, hospitals, […]

In Their Own Words: Psychotropic Drugs and Foster Care

“I don’t feel like anybody took the time to sit with me and actually see if something was wrong with me. I’ve been in the waiting room while my foster mother went in and came out with a script for me. I didn’t even see the doctor.” – Emalee “It kept me from doing my […]

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