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 […]
On Tuesday, October 14, more than 400 Children’s Rights supporters packed New York City’s Gotham Hall to celebrate our victories on behalf of America’s abused and neglected children and to honor civil rights attorney Richard D. Emery, partner in Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady, with the Children’s Rights Champion Award. It was a stirring and […]
It’s been a great week for children across the country who depend on public child welfare systems for protection and care. On Monday, officials in the District of Columbia agreed to an emergency plan negotiated by Children’s Rights to stop the downward slide of the child welfare system there and make rapid improvements for the […]
We don’t relish the prospect of taking the defendants in our child welfare reform cases back to court. We would much prefer that they implement the court-ordered reforms we secure for abused and neglected children without the need for further legal pressure. But sometimes, when progress stalls and kids get put back in harm’s way […]
Children’s Rights has joined more than 300 child welfare advocacy organizations across the United States in signing a letter to the leaders of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives urging them to act now to pass what many are calling the most significant child welfare legislation in a decade. In June, the House of […]
Yesterday, we finished shooting the video presentation we’ll be showing at this year’s Children’s Rights benefit. It was an emotional occasion — a visit with three of the former foster care children in New Jersey whose case madenational headlines after they were found starving at their adoptive parents’ home near Camden, New Jersey, in 2003. […]
If you haven’t visited the Children’s Rights website in a while — or even if you were here just a few days ago — landing here now probably came as a bit of a surprise. As you can see, we’ve made some changes. The new look of the site is just the tip of the […]
We have always posted press releases about the latest developments in our campaigns to reform America’s failing child welfare systems. And when we have big news to share, we send it out via e-mail to our network of supporters. But these updates aren’t quite a complete picture of what goes on at Children’s Rights. For […]