The Power of Partnerships for Making Systems Accountable

Over the last 25 years, Children’s Rights has fought for children harmed by America’s child welfare, juvenile legal, education, and healthcare systems—in the courtroom and outside of it

When all else fails, we bring lawsuits to address dysfunction and inequities harming children in state systems and to defend and advance their rights. Our pro bono partners, like DLA Piper in our Ohio case, bring extra resources and support to help us hold governments accountable and to transform systems for generations to come.

Ira Lustbader, chief program officer for Children’s Rights, Anne Geraghty Helms, and Julie Gryce of DLA Piper join Dave Scriven-Young from ABA’s Litigation Radio to talk about the need for pro bono legal work and how lawyers and their firms can get involved to make a difference. Learn more about our work, our case in Ohio, and the importance of our pro bono partners in this episode.

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“The result is a truly muscular and powerful litigation team for an urgent cause and making systems accountable to the children they serve.”
Ira Lustbader
chief program officer