CR Executive Director Urges Senate to Pass Legislation to Safely Preserve Families

(New York, NY) – Yesterday, the U.S. Senate adjourned for summer recess without voting on the Family First Prevention Services Act, legislation that would provide federal funding toward services to safely preserve families and prevent children from entering foster care, and also limit federal support for congregate care placements. In response, Sandy Santana, executive director […]


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CR Participates in First-Ever Foster Care Technology “Hackathon”

By CR Staff

Technology is radically changing how we live our lives on a daily basis – but when it comes to foster care systems, we’re lagging far behind. At a first-of-its kind event, some of the biggest minds in child welfare and technology, including CR’s own litigation director Ira Lustbader, and representatives from organizations like the Administration […]

18 and Adopted

By CR Staff

I risked my life by calling a cab and meeting U.S. diplomats in a hotel parking lot. …That night, I was on a plane back to Illinois where I was put into foster care.