Reform Watch

Most of our lawsuits end with settlement agreements and a mandate for massive reform. Children’s Rights, along with independent monitors, ensures the reform goals won on behalf of children and families are met.

Connecticut has reduced by 63 percent the number of children under the age of 12 in group homes and institutions.

Ninety-one percent of all case managers in Metropolitan Atlanta now have an assigned caseload of children that is within the strict limits of our settlement.

Michigan has hired more than 700 new caseworkers, established a centralized hotline for abuse and neglect reports and ensured that young people aging out of care have access to health insurance.

The Milwaukee child welfare system is just one goal away from meeting all of the reform provisions of its historic settlement with Children’s Rights.

Approximately 90 percent of all foster children in New Jersey are being placed with families or in family-like settings thanks in part to the state exceeding the foster home recruitment goals of our settlement.

Read additional articles in Notes from the Field, the Children’s Rights Newsletter:
www.childrensrights.org/publications-multimedia/newsletter/