This week, Children’s Rights and other advocacy organizations took to the steps of City Hall urging City officials to create an adequate plan remove youth 17 and under from Rikers Island.
Childhood sexual abuse disproportionately affects youth in foster care. In a raw and powerful new essay, Pulitzer prize-winning author Junot Diaz details just how far-reaching the effects of this childhood sexual abuse can be.
President Trump’s proposal to solve the opioid crisis by executing drug dealers is reminiscent of the failed War on Drugs, and it’s an absurd solution to a public health crisis that ravages families, children and entire communities across the nation.
Children’s Rights’ staff and their commitment to upholding justice have recently been featured in a number of news outlets, from The Advocate to Youth Today.
Children’s Rights’ work is part of a global movement to end violence against children. That’s why we were honored to author a chapter in the landmark new book Violence Against Children: Making Human Rights Real, edited by renowned scholar and children’s advocate Dr. Gertrud Lenzer.
After months of separation, a Congolese asylum seeker, Ms. L, was finally reunited with her 7-year-old daughter. Children’s Rights and other nonprofit organizations filed an Amicus Brief in support of the ACLU in its lawsuit against the Trump administration for separating the mother and daughter.
According to data from the report, 62% of confirmed trafficking victims in Milwaukee had been reported missing from out-of-home care.
Yesterday, in a senseless act of gun violence, at least 17 people lost their lives at a high school in Parkland, Florida—one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history. We urge you to contact your Congressional representatives to enact sensible gun control. You can dial the U.S. Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121.
This week, the Georgia Senate Judiciary Committee plans to vote on SB 375, which would allow service providers the right to decline services to a child on the basis of “sincerely held religious beliefs.” Children’s Rights strongly opposes this measure, which would effectively provide a license to discriminate against LGBTQI youth in foster care in Georgia. […]
I will never forget the moment in late 2013 in a courtroom in Corpus Christi, Texas, when we all learned that M.D. was still missing. M.D., one of the Named Plaintiffs in our Texas case, had run away from yet another failed foster care placement and upon her return to care, told workers that she […]