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Children’s Rights In the News

23 August 2019 The CT Mirror
Connecticut: Report reflects continuing concerns, but progress being made

“I think there is a real opportunity for both Gov. Lamont and Commissioner Dorantes to really bring this home, if there’s a real heightened and constant focus on the known problem areas that remain,” said Ira Lustbader, counsel for the plaintiffs and litigation director for Children’s Rights.

Connecticut: Report reflects continuing concerns, but progress being made
15 July 2019 Washington Post
Missouri works to settle lawsuit on medicine for foster kids

The lawsuit claims psychotropic drugs are often prescribed as “chemical straight-jackets” for foster care children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or conduct disorder even though there are few to no Food and Drug Administration-approved uses for the drugs among children.

Missouri works to settle lawsuit on medicine for foster kids
15 July 2019 New York Times
Missouri Works to Settle Lawsuit on Medicine for Foster Kids

“For too long, Missouri’s most vulnerable children have been subjected to powerful drugs with little state accountability or oversight,” Samantha Bartosz, an attorney at the national advocacy group Children’s Rights, said in a statement.

Missouri Works to Settle Lawsuit on Medicine for Foster Kids

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