To ensure that governments provide necessary and appropriate medical and mental health care services to children in systems.
Across the country, Children’s Rights investigates, exposes and combats violations of the rights of children.
Through relentless strategic advocacy and legal action, we hold governments accountable for keeping kids safe and healthy.
I want to help break down the destructive generational structures that children in foster care inherit. But also celebrate memory and ancestry – including my own ancestors, who have been right there with me for 32 hard years.Read Ivory’s Story
Even if the world is challenging and hard, we shouldn’t just be asking young people about their traumas. We should be finding out what helps them thrive and figuring out how we can make those things possible.Read Elliot’s Story
I see it in my work every day. The things that can keep a family whole are so basic. … Get someone that housing voucher, or help them find a job or fix their credit score. It’s usually very doable things that can mitigate the harm and preserve families.Read Iesha’s Story
It is unfair and cruel to expect young people who have already suffered so much, been denied support and the unconditional love every child deserves to get no help in the biggest transition of their lives — adulthood. Imagine being expected to pay the rent and be responsible with no information and no resources. Not fair.Read Jonathan’s Story
America has a legal and moral obligation to provide children in its custody with proper shelter, food, recreation, and medical care. And to reunite them with their families.Read Leecia’s Story
Today, when I encounter transgender children, be they teens or younger kids, I remember my own childhood. I recall the longing to be heard and seen as myself. I remember the confusing and oftentimes lonely battles with self-doubt. My need for support and affirmation from others was profound. I badly wanted to belong, just like everyone else. I know that these children want the same.Read Samantha’s Story
Children’s Rights is transforming government systems so that every child has the chance to be a kid.