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Case Closed: Litigation Worked for Milwaukee County Children

Case Closed: Litigation Worked for Milwaukee County Children

It’s hard to imagine the abuse, trauma, and neglect children in our cases have endured. Children like Jeanine who moved through six different homes in as many years while in the Milwaukee County foster care system — in one of them, their foster father abused them to the point of needing stitches. Or siblings Danny […]

Watch Live: Virtual Town Hall Meeting for Older Foster Youth

Watch Live: Virtual Town Hall Meeting for Older Foster Youth

New Funding and Support for Older Foster Youth Thanks to the tremendous work of current and former foster youth and the thousands of advocates, the $900 billion stimulus bill has been signed into law. In addition to direct stimulus payments of $600 to eligible individuals, the bill also includes the Supporting Foster Youth & Families through […]

Supporting Families Gives Children Their Best Chance

Supporting Families Gives Children Their Best Chance

As 2020 draws to a close, our nation’s children—despite strides made over the last year to keep them safe—are still being harmed in the very child welfare systems meant to protect them. We keep relearning the same lesson: the state is not a good parent, and it cannot effectively substitute a parent-child bond with a […]

CR Insider: Dissent Is My Hope

CR Insider: Dissent Is My Hope

By Anne Robinson

As 2020 draws to a close in the midst of a global pandemic, economic upheaval, social unrest and a national awakening to the pervasiveness of systemic racism, we talked with Anne Robinson, General Counsel at Vanguard, CR board member and co-chair of this year’s Children’s Rights gala benefit. What are your feelings as a Black […]

For Us, This Is Personal

For Us, This Is Personal

By Older Youth Coalition Members

The child welfare system is expansive, sometimes overbearing, and uniquely complex in the outcomes it can deliver. Equally as complex are the young people that enter and exit and the lives they choose to lead. Many of us take on roles working to improve the lives of other vulnerable populations whether they are in the […]

These Commonsense Measures Can Lift up America’s Children

These Commonsense Measures Can Lift up America’s Children

By Sandy Santana, Children's Rights & Bruce Lesley, First Focus Campaign for Children

Public discourse in this election year has largely ignored the plight of our nation’s children. Debates and position platforms have glossed over what the COVID-19 pandemic has meant for their stability and well-being. And despite a new study released last week finding that poverty has grown by six million people in the past three months, […]

2020 Virtual Children’s Rights Fall Benefit

2020 Virtual Children’s Rights Fall Benefit

Join us and our lineup of celebrities and child advocates on Wednesday, November 18 at 7:30 PM EST, to learn how we can create #1Nation4Children. Don’t miss out on an evening of gratitude, celebration, and fun to celebrate 25 years of fighting for kids. We will honor Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award-winner Cyndi Lauper in […]

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