Six years after he and his brothers were found starving in their adoptive home, Tre’Shawn P. has graduated from high school and is thriving in a new, permanent, loving family.
Children’s Rights keeps up long campaign for meaningful child welfare reform in spite of District officials’ resistance.
There are nearly 4,000 children in the New York City child welfare system who have been slated for either reunification with their parents or adoption for more than two years, but have remained in foster care nevertheless. With every day they remain in foster care, their chances of ever regaining the stability of a permanent […]
Judge in class action to reform extremely dangerous child welfare system restricts access to evidence, but Children’s Rights continues to press for change.
A vital program designed to treat children with behavioral problems at home rather than in state custody is threatened by budget cuts — and Children’s Rights is fighting to save it.
Federal judge authorizes Children’s Rights to press on in effort to reform Oklahoma’s harmful child welfare system on behalf of more than 10,000 abused and neglected children statewide.
Lately it seems as though hardly a day goes by without a new report about the increasingly heavy toll the recession is taking on children nationwide. Earlier this week, the Associated Press reported anecdotal data suggesting that incidents of family violence may be on the rise. Yesterday Reuters wrote about drastic upswings in child abuse […]
Just a few weeks ago, we highlighted articles in Newsweek and LA Weekly about the formidable challenges facing young people aging out of foster care in Los Angeles — forced out of child welfare systems with no family and scant resources, desperately searching for work and places to sleep at night. Yesterday, The New York […]
Last week, Newsweek posted a web exclusive recounting the story of John Kyzer, a Los Angeles youth who was recently forced out of a group foster home because he’d turned 18 — and soon afterward found himself out on the streets, homeless and unemployed. An article in this week’s LA Weekly tells an even more […]
State lawmakers have introduced a bill aimed at addressing serious ongoing problems in Oklahoma’s child welfare agency — but advocates say new laws aren’t enough.