Vulnerable children and their families cannot be forgotten as our child welfare system buckles during the global fight to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. Every day we hear stories of children displaced; communication breakdowns between youth in foster care and their birth parents; and we fear an increase in child abuse cases. The Marshall Project posted […]
We hope you are staying safe and healthy. All of us have been are feeling the effects of this pandemic, but our Children’s Rights community is strong and we will find our way through this together. Yet as the calls for quarantining and social distancing grow, many children are stuck in cramped and unsanitary jails […]
As of today, the coronavirus has infected an estimated 138,000 people around the world, with 5,000 deaths. We know the true numbers are almost certainly higher, and that the toll this pandemic will take in lost lives, economic hardship and human suffering will be devastating. And although experts warn that it is the elderly and […]
Meet Staff Attorney Shereen White!
Our ground-breaking court settlement in Missouri means more than 13,000 children will be safer in the future.
Throughout 2019, friends and family from across the country came out to defend the rights of children. We also had a lot of fun. Check out some of our favorite event highlights below.
Lawmakers are playing politics with the lives of the 12,000 children waiting for loving homes in Georgia’s adoption and foster care system. Children’s Rights urges Georgia lawmakers to reject this bill – and we ask you to join us.
Children are the collateral damage in a barrage of cruel and misguided policies put in place by a government intent slashing vital public programs and punishing the poor – and all of these policies are in turn placing very real limits on their futures.
This new adoption law is prejudice, plain and simple. By passing House Bill 836/Senate Bill1304, you have granted child welfare a license to discriminate, aligned yourself with the evil, and effectively united the Jewish and gay communities against you.
This year Martin Luther King Day was a special one for me, personally and professionally. On Monday, I cuddled up with my three-year old son Oliver and read portions of March, the moving graphic novel trilogy about the civil rights movement written by Representative John Lewis.