Meetra Mehdizadeh

Law Clerk Meetra Mehdizadeh joined Children’s Rights in 2016. Ms. Mehdizadeh is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where she was a Managing Editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. During law school, Ms. Mehdizadeh was a member of the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project and interned at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for […]

Erin McGuinness

Senior Policy Analyst Before joining Children’s Rights in November 2016, Erin McGuinness was a Staff Attorney at the Frank H. Hiscock Legal Aid Society in the Family Court Program. She was previously a litigation associate for Robert E. Lahm, PLLC. Ms. McGuinness received her B.A. from the University at Buffalo in 2009, her J.D. from […]

2017 Winter Paralegal Internship

Children’s Rights is seeking a part-time 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 services. […]

Paralegal

Children’s Rights is seeking a full-time, entry-level paralegal to join 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 services. […]

Affordable Care Act repeal putting children at risk

By CR Staff

Members of Congress announced plans this week to immediately repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a move that could have a significant, detrimental impact on health care for abused and neglected kids, youth in foster care and their birth, adoptive and foster parents, as well as state agencies and providers. Children’s Rights is urging Congress […]

Young Professional Leadership Council

Jason Bressner Jason Bressner is a biomedical engineer by training as well as an entrepreneur and educator. He is founder of Limpuagua, an innovative start-up aimed at developing sustainable water purifying systems to help address the current water crisis in developing countries. Jason is located in Boston, where he resides with his 5-year-old twins. He […]

2017 Summer Legal Internship

Children’s Rights seeks committed and enthusiastic law students to intern in our office in the summer of 2017. Because of the relatively small size of our organization, interns enjoy tremendous responsibilities and assist Children’s Rights’ attorneys with all aspects of our pending class action impact litigation cases. Responsibilities may include assisting with trial preparation, conducting […]

Unaccompanied Minors

THE ISSUE: A record number of unaccompanied children are coming to the United States from Central America in search of protection, fearing for their lives amid growing regional violence and economic insecurity, and facing the U.S. Judicial system terrified and alone. Nearly 70,000 crossed the U.S./Mexico border on their own in 2014, almost double the […]

Notes From the Field, Fall 2016

The nation’s opioid epidemic is landing an unprecedented number of children in foster care as their parents struggle with substance abuse. With the proper supports and services, many of these families could remain intact. In CR’s fall newsletter cover story, “Preserving Family Connections For Children in Foster Care,” we take an in-depth look at a growing movement to maintain family ties.

Landmark Settlement ‘A Huge Step Forward’ for Kids in South Carolina

For decades, a drastic shortage of foster homes has plagued South Carolina’s Department of Social Services (DSS), causing a shocking number of kids — even those as young as 5 — to be institutionalized. Caseworkers are so overburdened, with many workers responsible for over 50 kids at a time, that maltreatment often goes uninvestigated. These […]