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Justice Barrett’s Principles of Justice Should Protect Vulnerable Children

Justice Barrett’s Principles of Justice Should Protect Vulnerable Children

By Harry Frischer, Lead Counsel

In her recent opening statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee, now-Justice Amy Coney Barrett described her process for deciding cases: When I write an opinion resolving a case, I read every word from the perspective of the losing party. I ask myself how would I view the decision if one of my children was the […]

Psychotropic Medications and Children in Foster Care

Psychotropic Medications and Children in Foster Care

By Stephen Dixon

A Dangerous Combination Observations from our work We have seen how psychotropics harm children in various foster care systems when not carefully administered.   For example, in Missouri, we got to know KC.  She was 12 years old and placed in a large congregate care facility.  She was prescribed five psychotropics. Our adult client, Kris, when […]

Children’s Rights Receives the Impact Fund’s 2020 Hero Award

Children’s Rights Receives the Impact Fund’s 2020 Hero Award

By Sandy Santana

This year, we are truly honored to be recognized by the Impact Fund at their 2020 Gala: Truth to Power. For nearly 30 years this remarkable organization has made it possible for civil rights advocates to get to the very root of injustice and create transformative social change. In the case of our litigation in […]

CR Insider: A Passion for Solving Problems

CR Insider: A Passion for Solving Problems

By Angela Vigil

Meet Angela Vigil, partner and Executive Director of the pro bono practice of Baker & McKenzie, mother of four, and #1Nation4Children Campaign Co-Chair. We had a quick chat with Angela to talk about her passion for children’s rights and how the pandemic is impacting her work and family life. What is your role at Baker […]

CR Insider: Every Child Deserves a Chance to Thrive

CR Insider: Every Child Deserves a Chance to Thrive

By Bill McNabb

A year ago, Children’s Rights honored Bill McNabb, former CEO of Vanguard and a longtime champion of children. He consistently supports programs that improve outcomes for low-income students and expand access to education. Bill is stepping up for kids again in 2020 by tapping into his skills as an accomplished rower and long-distance cyclist to […]

CR Insider: Moots stands up for Children’s Rights

CR Insider: Moots stands up for Children’s Rights

By Brent Whittington

Moots, the iconic hand-crafted bike company based in Steamboat Springs, CO, has climbed onboard the 2020 Children’s Rights Challenge as a corporate sponsor. Here we have a quick chat with Moots owner, Brent Whittington, to talk about his company, his love of cycling, and the high-performing, gorgeous bike everyone is talking about. Join Challenge Which […]

Congress must support older youth in the next COVID-19 relief bill

Congress must support older youth in the next COVID-19 relief bill

Children’s Rights joins national organizations in supporting the Supporting Foster Youth and Families Through the Pandemic Act. On Friday, August 7, 2020, Congressman Danny Davis (D-IL) and Congresswoman Jackie Walorski introduced The Supporting Foster Youth and Families through the Pandemic Act (HR 7947). This bipartisan legislation would provide a comprehensive approach to address the serious […]