Summer 2015 Communications Internship

Children’s Rights (CR) seeks a committed and enthusiastic student to intern in our Communications and Marketing Department in the summer of 2015. The small, dynamic department is responsible for strategic and day-to-day communications for the national advocacy organization dedicated to protecting abused and neglected children. The intern will gain valuable hands-on experience in areas that […]

Summer 2015 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 abused and neglected children. Children’s Rights is a national non-profit organization that uses the law, in partnership with a variety of local and national expert groups and policy analysts, to bring about meaningful […]

Arizona Named Plaintiffs Summaries

B.K. v. Flanagan names 10 children as plaintiffs to represent the more than 16,000 abused and neglected children in Arizona foster care. They range in age from 3 to 14 and have been in foster homes and institutions across Maricopa and Pima counties.  B.K., 10 B.K. entered foster care for the third time when she […]

Arizona State Agencies Named in Federal Class Action for Their Dangerous, Severely Deficient Foster Care System

(Phoenix, A.Z.) – Even as Arizona has taken steps to reduce the enormous backlog of reports that children have been maltreated in their own homes, it has disregarded other destructive practices that expose abused and neglected children to “further physical and emotional harm and unreasonable risk of harm while in the State’s care,” according to a federal class-action lawsuit that 10 plaintiff children filed today on behalf of the more than 16,000 children in state foster care.

Summer 2015 Policy Intern

The Children’s Rights Policy Department seeks undergraduate and graduate-level summer interns to assist with various research, policy analysis, and advocacy projects pertaining to child abuse and neglect, foster care, adoption, and child welfare system performance.  Interns will have the opportunity to collect data, research and analyze key policy issues, and assist with the preparation of […]

Why I’m Fighting to Improve South Carolina Foster Care

By CR Staff

At a defining moment early in my adulthood, I made the decision to pursue a career in social work. Since then, I have focused on the experiences of children and the many barriers to their success. After completing my graduate degree in social work, I set out to honor my calling as a field organizer […]


By CR Staff

Children’s Rights seeks participants for its 3rd annual Fostering the Future campaign.  Taking place in May (National Foster Care Awareness Month), the campaign highlights daily blogs that depict the experiences of people who have lived in state care. If interested, please email The deadline for submissions is March 15. Participants will submit a blog post […]

NYC to Ban Solitary Confinement for People 21 and Under

By CR Staff

New York City officials announced a plan Tuesday to ban solitary confinement for people 21 and younger amid scrutiny over horrific conditions at the city’s notorious jail complex, Rikers Island, according to news reports. The decision comes on the heels of mounting criticism from advocacy groups, including Children’s Rights, who condemned the use of excessive […]

Latest Report on Metro Atlanta Child Welfare Finds ‘Stressed Workforce, A Taxed Infrastructure and Diminished Quality’ of Abuse Investigations

(New York, NY) – While the Division of Family and Children’s Services (DFCS) is still making improvements to Metro Atlanta foster care, the agency is struggling with rising caseloads, especially those of child abuse investigators, the handling of maltreatment reports and identifying and meeting the needs of children in foster care, according to a report released Wednesday on the implementation of reforms in Fulton and DeKalb Counties.