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 […]

LGBTQ

THE ISSUE: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people are over-represented in foster care, where they are more likely to experience discrimination, abuse, neglect and the risk of harm. A survey by the Williams Institute found 13.6 percent of youth in foster care identified as lesbian, gay, or bisexual, and 5.6 percent as […]

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 […]