The Post and Courier cites Children’s Rights’ lawsuit in South Carolina, reporting on the need for more foster families in the state.
Children’s Rights In the News
Litigation Director Ira Lustbader is quoted in this article about aging out. “The system is designed to provide support and caring, yet for so many kids it inflicts more trauma than where they came from.”
Sandy Santana is quoted in this article about foster care in the U.S.: “Foster kids aren’t readily visible in our communities. They’re politically powerless. There’s no lobby advocating for foster kids in a big way,” said Sandy Santana, executive director of Children’s Rights, an organization that uses the court system to bring about change.
Sandy Santana is quoted in this article about how to help kids aging out of foster care: “Being removed from your home, whether your parents were abusive or neglectful or not, is tremendously traumatic for a child… It’s no surprise that kids in foster care have worse educational outcomes than other kids.”
Samantha Bartosz, Deputy Director of Litigation Strategy, is quoted in this article about the settlement in our Rhode Island lawsuit: “This agreement is about building the right system with the right capacity, with the right policies and focus so that first and foremost kids and families are served well.”
Children’s Rights is mentioned in this article about foster care in Indiana.
Samantha Bartosz, Deputy Director of Litigation Strategy, is quoted in this article about Children’s Rights’ lawsuit in Michigan: “I think the public and this court are right to expect progress over 10 years. Child safety is critical.”
A federal court has approved the settlement reached in Children’s Rights’ Rhode Island class-action lawsuit, which alleged the systemic abuse and neglect of nearly 2,000 children living in state custody.
Writing in the Miami Herald about Children’s Rights’ lawsuit in Miami-Dade/Monroe counties, local attorneys Bernard Perlmutter, Robert Latham, and Stewart Cooke—who represent kids in foster care with special needs—voiced the urgent need for legal action.
Christina Wilson Remlin appeared on CNN en Español advocating for the rights of immigrant families and condemning the family separation policy. “Christina Remlin dice que estas familias ‘tienen derechos’ y que ‘deberían recibir mejor trato’ y advierte que ‘es un peligro grave’ que los menores inmigrantes queden al cuidado del Gobierno Federal de EE.UU.”