03 Apr 2014
It was 2010 when the idea first hit. Filmmaker Juan Carlos Pineiro Escoriaza received a phone call from an old friend. It was Paul Griffin, founder of the Possibility Project in NYC, a nonprofit organization that works to empower youth. Each year, a group of young people who have experienced foster care come together to […]
25 Feb 2014
When Children’s Rights Board Member Darryl “DMC” McDaniels recommended honoring Rosie Perez with our Children’s Rights Champion Award, he was on to something.
11 Feb 2014
Amid outrage over recent deaths of children under the supervision of child welfare agencies in California, a newly formed commission is calling for sweeping reforms, according to a recent series of reports by the Los Angeles Times.
27 Jan 2014
The details surrounding 4-year-old Myls Donson’s death, which have garnered national attention, show that despite the warning signs, Donson suffered severe neglect and child abuse that went unnoticed by New York City child welfare caseworkers.
22 Aug 2013
Jed Maddalon entered foster care after he was found chained to a bed. While he now has a loving family, Jed’s journey through North Carolina’s child welfare system was harrowing.
13 Aug 2013
Illinois is $6 billion in debt and the state’s Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has lost $250 million of its budget over the last 10 years. The mounting debt and cutbacks have resulted in significant collateral damage for children served by DCFS providers…
01 Aug 2013
An investigation by the Army Times found 3,698 reported cases of child abuse and neglect in Army families last year, a staggering 40 percent increase from 2009. According to a Huffington Post report, the military has yet to come up with an explanation for the increase. Meanwhile, the cases of horrific child abuse and neglect […]
31 Jul 2013
The FBI announced on Monday that a nationwide sex-trafficking sting rescued 105 sexually exploited teenagers, according to a Los Angeles Times report.
10 Jul 2013
Brooke Barnes’ son, Lucas Webb, is dead, and she claims that new details show the Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) carries some of the blame for the four-year-old’s death in a 41 Action News report. According to Lucas’ autopsy, he died from blunt force trauma to his abdomen that went untreated. Prosecutors have charged […]
31 May 2013
As our inaugural Fostering the Future campaign comes to a close, we have had the privilege of sharing 24 first-hand accounts of life in state care, as well as the perspective of several dedicated advocates.