For children in foster care, chronic health conditions are not only more pervasive than in the general population but also more likely to cause serious and long-lasting health consequences.
Earlier this month, Children’s Rights filed a lawsuit holding that the DeKalb County Jail in Atlanta is violating federal statutes that guarantee every child the opportunity to be educated.
Our lawsuit in Missouri, the first of its kind to singularly target this dangerous use of psychotropic drugs, represents an opportunity for change nationwide.
An alarming new report issued by the Office of Inspector General details dangerous conditions at southern border facilities where children and families are held, with one senior facility manager calling the situation “a ticking time bomb.”
Federal policies are critically needed to ensure that children with autism can thrive in a society that too often ignores their needs.
Child sex trafficking is one of our nation’s most pressing issues. Innovative solutions like the Chance program in Miami, Florida can help.
Our executive director Sandy Santana and social justice activist Ruth Messinger condemn harmful “religious freedom” policies that limit the availability of safe and loving foster homes.
Children in foster care by definition have experienced trauma, and too often the child welfare system fails to meet their needs—a theme explored in HBO’s documentary Foster.
In the U.S., children have no federal constitutional right to a lawyer. A recent report shows progress, but there is still room for much improvement.
Children’s Rights is proud to launch our new Interfaith Coalition for Children’s Rights, a group of faith organizations and advocates banding together to combat “religious freedom” bills.