California judge rules inadequate foster care payments violate federal law

By CR Staff

This week the federal judge in a lawsuit that cited Children’s Rights’ groundbreaking report on inadequate foster care support payments nationwide ruled that California’s low payments violate federal law — and ordered the state to implement a system for determining the real cost of supporting children in foster care. The lawsuit was filed by advocates […]

Third Annual Benefit celebrates victories, honors Richard Emery

By CR Staff

On Tuesday, October 14, more than 400 Children’s Rights supporters packed New York City’s Gotham Hall to celebrate our victories on behalf of America’s abused and neglected children and to honor civil rights attorney Richard D. Emery, partner in Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady, with the Children’s Rights Champion Award. It was a stirring and […]

Major new legislation continues a winning streak for abused and neglected children

By CR Staff

It’s been a great week for children across the country who depend on public child welfare systems for protection and care. On Monday, officials in the District of Columbia agreed to an emergency plan negotiated by Children’s Rights to stop the downward slide of the child welfare system there and make rapid improvements for the […]

Getting tough to get child welfare reform efforts back on track

By CR Staff

We don’t relish the prospect of taking the defendants in our child welfare reform cases back to court. We would much prefer that they implement the court-ordered reforms we secure for abused and neglected children without the need for further legal pressure. But sometimes, when progress stalls and kids get put back in harm’s way […]

Congress poised to act on landmark child welfare legislation

By CR Staff

Children’s Rights has joined more than 300 child welfare advocacy organizations across the United States in signing a letter to the leaders of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives urging them to act now to pass what many are calling the most significant child welfare legislation in a decade. In June, the House of […]

Gearing up for the Third Annual Children’s Rights Benefit

By CR Staff

Yesterday, we finished shooting the video presentation we’ll be showing at this year’s Children’s Rights benefit. It was an emotional occasion — a visit with three of the former foster care children in New Jersey whose case madenational headlines after they were found starving at their adoptive parents’ home near Camden, New Jersey, in 2003. […]