Imagine you can’t leave your “home” without a staff member, you’re told when to wake up, when to clean your room and when to eat. This was Sean’s experience in an institution, simply because no foster families were available to take care of him. Sean’s story — and that of so many others — is brought to life in “When Institutions Are Called Home,” our In Focus feature in the fall edition of Notes From the Field, the Children’s Rights newsletter.
This issue also highlights CR’s fight for a boy sexually assaulted in a South Carolina institution, where leaders turned a blind eye to child-on-child violence. It includes updates on our advocacy in states like Oklahoma, Connecticut and Georgia, as well as information on the latest court ruling to give hope to kids in Texas, who can now press on with their lawsuit to improve foster care. It also features a Q&A with CR Board member John “Jay” Neukom, who explains why supporting CR is important to him.
And check out the photo packed review of our Eighth Annual Benefit, where we honored Frederic Dorwart, founder of Oklahoma-based Frederic Dorwart Lawyers, actor Rosie Perez and Emmy-Award winning casting director Sheila Jaffe. Stars like Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys joined former foster youth and child advocates at the inspiring event.
On The Frontlines: From CR’s Executive Director
In Focus: When Institutions Are Called Home
In Their Own Words: Quotes on Life in Institutions
Successful CR Benefit Inspires Crowd, Raises Funds
Honoring a Quiet Crusader
CR Insider: John “Jay” Neukom
CR Fights for Boy Who Was Sexually Assaulted in South Carolina Institution
In The Courtroom
To subscribe to this newsletter, please fill out this form (and make sure to check the box to receive printed materials from Children’s Rights).
For hard copies of back issues, please contact Wende Gozan Brown, director of communications, at 212.683.2210.