First Report from Independent Court Monitors Shows South Carolina DSS Has Made Progress, but Faces Many Challenges in Reforming Child Welfare

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Wende Gozan Brown at 646-216-3329; wbrown@childrensrights.org —- Agency Has ‘Demonstrated a Commitment to Reforming Its Foster Care System,’ but ‘In the Vast Majority of Areas…a Lot of Work Needs to Be Done,’ According to Report (Charleston, S.C.) — Independent monitors filed their first report today on South Carolina’s efforts to reform […]

CONGRESS MUST ‘SHOW STRONG MORAL LEADERSHIP’ ON DACA

By CR Staff

In response to the Trump administration’s announcement regarding the formal end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program, Sandy Santana, executive director of Children’s Rights, released the following statement: “Children’s Rights condemns the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The repeal will upend the lives of hundreds of thousands […]

Congress Must Show ‘Strong Moral Leadership,’ Take Action to Support DACA, Says Children’s Rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Wende Gozan Brown at 646-216-3329; wbrown@childrensrights.org.  In response to the Trump administration’s announcement regarding the formal end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program, Sandy Santana, executive director of Children’s Rights, released the following statement: “Children’s Rights condemns the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. […]

Meet Shay House: Foster Youth Advocate and LGBTQ Activist

By CR Staff

21-year-old Shay House is a foster youth advocate and LGBTQ activist from Oakland, California.  During her time in foster care, she lived in more than 40 placements and attended 23+ schools.  But against all odds, Shay persisted in her academic goals. This fall, she will be starting her junior year at Mills College where she […]

Federal Court Grants Tennessee Governor and Department of Children’s Services (DCS) Exit From 16-Year Lawsuit

 PRESS CONTACT: Holly Aubry // 646.943.0541 // haubry@childrensrights.org Reporting Will Continue for 18 Months —– Legal advocacy can make government accountable and transform the way children are treated by public systems.  Tennessee is a prime example,” says Children’s Rights. (Nashville, TN)—In a momentous ruling for children in foster care served by Tennessee’s Department of Children’s […]

Ninth Circuit Rules That Unaccompanied Minors are Entitled to Bond Hearings

By CR Staff

Hector was detained as an unaccompanied minor in California at the age of fifteen by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). Even though he had a parent living in the state, the ORR held him in a detention facility for almost a year and a half, without an immigration hearing or an explanation for why […]

Latest Connecticut DCF Report Card ‘Reflects a Disappointing Downward Trend,’ Says Plaintiffs’ Counsel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Wende Gozan Brown at 646-216-3329, wbrown@childrensrights.org Today an independent court monitor released the latest report in the case of Juan F. v. Malloy, which shows that the Department of Children and Families has experienced a decline in performance in several key areas. The suit, led by national advocacy organization Children’s Rights and […]

LATEST Connecticut DCF REPORT CARD ‘REFLECTS A DISAPPOINTING DOWNWARD TREND,’ SAYS PLAINTIFFS’ COUNSEL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, July 7, 2017 Contact: Wende Gozan Brown at 646-216-3329, wbrown@childrensrights.org LATEST DCF REPORT CARD ‘REFLECTS A DISAPPOINTING DOWNWARD TREND,’ SAYS PLAINTIFFS’ COUNSEL Today an independent court monitor released the latest report in the case of Juan F. v. Malloy, which shows that the Department of Children and Families has experienced a decline […]