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. […]

A whole new look for Children’s Rights online

By CR Staff

If you haven’t visited the Children’s Rights website in a while — or even if you were here just a few days ago — landing here now probably came as a bit of a surprise. As you can see, we’ve made some changes. The new look of the site is just the tip of the […]

Welcome to the CR Blog

By CR Staff

We have always posted press releases about the latest developments in our campaigns to reform America’s failing child welfare systems. And when we have big news to share, we send it out via e-mail to our network of supporters. But these updates aren’t quite a complete picture of what goes on at Children’s Rights. For […]

Ricky Holland Reports Underscore Need to Reform Michigan’s Child Welfare System

By CR Staff

Two separate reports released today on the death of 7-year-old Ricky Holland reveal alarming failures at the Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS), which allowed warnings about the boy’s abuse to go ignored. The reports, issued by Children’s Ombudsman Verlie Ruffin and DHS, show DHS workers did not follow the appropriate procedures to ensure Holland’s […]