Sheltering-in-place is a privilege. It’s for those with steady homes. Those who are living in a safe space, away from violence, and discrimination. Turn to our juvenile justice system where youth in detention centers, adult prisons, and juvenile justice facilities are either confined in unsanitary, unsafe conditions or forced into trauma-inducing 23-hour solitary confinement. Children in foster care too often don’t […]
“Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero.” – Mr. Rogers In today’s climate, it isn’t difficult to point to the heroes working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe. They are our healthcare heroes, our grocery clerk heroes, our food delivery heroes all ensuring […]
Times of crisis demand bold action. That’s why Children’s Rights is calling for urgent policy changes now across the country to get children and youth out of jail, detention, group homes and institutions and into family homes. For the vast majority of children, the risk to their health in facilities cannot be justified. The COVID-19 […]
Children who enter the school are caught in a vicious cycle of violence perpetuated by the institutional shortcomings of a school that places very little emphasis on treating mental health disorders.
Children’s Rights was proud to join fellow advocates Children’s Advocacy Institute, Juvenile Law Center, National Association of Counsel for Children, National Center for Youth Law, and Youth Law Center in issuing a statement this week. The joint statement compels courts and legal professionals to safeguard the needs and rights of every young person and family […]
Vulnerable children and their families cannot be forgotten as our child welfare system buckles during the global fight to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. Every day we hear stories of children displaced; communication breakdowns between youth in foster care and their birth parents; and we fear an increase in child abuse cases. The Marshall Project posted […]
We hope you are staying safe and healthy. All of us have been are feeling the effects of this pandemic, but our Children’s Rights community is strong and we will find our way through this together. Yet as the calls for quarantining and social distancing grow, many children are stuck in cramped and unsanitary jails […]
As of today, the coronavirus has infected an estimated 138,000 people around the world, with 5,000 deaths. We know the true numbers are almost certainly higher, and that the toll this pandemic will take in lost lives, economic hardship and human suffering will be devastating. And although experts warn that it is the elderly and […]
Meet Staff Attorney Shereen White!
Our ground-breaking court settlement in Missouri means more than 13,000 children will be safer in the future.