Children’s Rights In the News

7 May 2018 Daily Beast
‘Inhumane’: Advocates Decry the Separation of Families at Border

Sandy Santana is quoted: “Needlessly ripping kids, toddlers, babies away from their parents is inhumane, barbaric and unconstitutional. An administration that purports to uphold family values is callously inflicting devastating trauma on children and families in service of its punitive immigration policies.”

‘Inhumane’: Advocates Decry the Separation of Families at Border
23 April 2018 Youth Today
Los Angeles’ Vast Child Welfare System Has a Lot to Teach Rest of Nation

Samantha Bartosz is quoted in this article about the Los Angeles foster care system: “Tragedies [in the LA foster care system] make it into the papers, and people care, and that can lead to higher levels of intakes and then the system’s capacity gets challenged. The safety net gets stretched and, too frequently, shredded.”

Los Angeles’ Vast Child Welfare System Has a Lot to Teach Rest of Nation
12 April 2018 Chronicle Independent
DSS claims it’s ‘making progress’

Children’s Rights’ lawsuit in South Carolina is mentioned in this article about the ongoing dangers faced by children in the state’s foster care system.

DSS claims it’s ‘making progress’
9 April 2018 Opioid Institute
Foster Care Is Straining Under the Opioid Crisis and Other Drug Abuse

Sandy Santana speaks about the growing number of children entering foster care due to the opioid epidemic: “In those states that have been most affected by the opioid crisis, they are really, really struggling,” says Sandy Santana, executive director of Children’s Rights. “Their foster care systems are reeling.”

Foster Care Is Straining Under the Opioid Crisis and Other Drug Abuse