Newsweek article highlights plight of teens aging out of foster care

By CR Staff

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 […]

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 […]