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Calls to child abuse hotlines are way down and that’s not good news.

Calls to child abuse hotlines are way down and that’s not good news.

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 […]

Looking for a Hero, Juveniles Unchained

Looking for a Hero, Juveniles Unchained

“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 […]

Access to Justice and Advocacy are Critical Anchors during Uncertain Times

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 […]

Help Make Sure COVID Relief Reaches Kids Who Need it the Most

Help Make Sure COVID Relief Reaches Kids Who Need it the Most

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 […]

Children Cannot “Social Distance” in Jail

Children Cannot “Social Distance” in Jail

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 […]

A Note from Our Executive Director Regarding Coronavirus

A Note from Our Executive Director Regarding Coronavirus

By Sandy Santana, Executive Director

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 […]

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