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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
LGBTQ+ children are facing violence and discrimination because of who they are. Children’s Rights is fighting to preserve existing anti-discrimination state laws and introduce a federal bill that will keep these children safe.
Our 2020 Challenge corporate partner ACME Bicycle Co. shares a few tips about how to make your bike more comfortable for you. Check out these tips to get ready for tomorrow as we bike, walk, run, and move to protect children’s rights. Join Challenge Aaaah, the wind in your face, that feeling when you crest a […]
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 […]
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 […]
The US Supreme Court could give taxpayer-funded child welfare agencies a license to discriminate. A new report examines the dangers this ruling could cause children and families if passed.
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 […]