Lately it seems as though hardly a day goes by without a new report about the increasingly heavy toll the recession is taking on children nationwide. Earlier this week, the Associated Press reported anecdotal data suggesting that incidents of family violence may be on the rise. Yesterday Reuters wrote about drastic upswings in child abuse […]
Just a few weeks ago, we highlighted articles in Newsweek and LA Weekly about the formidable challenges facing young people aging out of foster care in Los Angeles — forced out of child welfare systems with no family and scant resources, desperately searching for work and places to sleep at night. Yesterday, The New York […]
Last week, Newsweek posted a web exclusive recounting the story of John Kyzer, a Los Angeles youth who was recently forced out of a group foster home because he’d turned 18 — and soon afterward found himself out on the streets, homeless and unemployed. An article in this week’s LA Weekly tells an even more […]
State lawmakers have introduced a bill aimed at addressing serious ongoing problems in Oklahoma’s child welfare agency — but advocates say new laws aren’t enough.
Governor’s budget increases funding for Milwaukee child welfare programs to meet the requirements of Children’s Rights-negotiated plans for foster care reform.
Association representing Oklahoma’s frontline child welfare workers comes out strongly in support of Children’s Rights’ campaign to reform the state’s dysfunctional child welfare agency.
New editorial calls on DC Mayor Adrian Fenty to finally do what’s necessary to run a child welfare system that protects and produces better outcomes for the District’s children and families.
Federal judge rules from the bench after hearings on CR’s class action seeking reform of the state’s failing child welfare system on behalf of more than 10,000 abused and neglected kids.
Internal e-mails obtained by Children’s Rights show children being shuffled among hundreds of different caseworkers, available foster homes at a premium, and caseworkers dangerously overworked.
This week the federal judge in a lawsuit that cited Children’s Rights’ groundbreaking report on inadequate foster care support payments nationwide ruled that California’s low payments violate federal law — and ordered the state to implement a system for determining the real cost of supporting children in foster care. The lawsuit was filed by advocates […]