Children’s Rights In the News

16 November 2018 Kansas City Star
‘We are making these children homeless’: Kansas harming foster kids, suit says

Foster children in Kansas are shuffled between homes and facilities so much that youth can be rendered “homeless while in state custody,” a lawsuit filed Friday alleges. Lori Burns-Bucklew, a Kansas City attorney and accredited child welfare law specialist, joined Kansas Appleseed, the National Center for Youth Law, and Children’s Rights in filing the suit.

‘We are making these children homeless’: Kansas harming foster kids, suit says
29 October 2018 San Antonio Express-News
State needs to fix foster care system

Rather than defend a system that harms the children it is supposed to protect, state lawmakers should adopt the policies and funding levels necessary to support a system that will shelter and support vulnerable young Texans so they can thrive as adults.

State needs to fix foster care system
25 October 2018 New York Law Journal
Lee Gelernt Honored at Children’s Rights Awards Gala

Executive Director of Children’s Rights Sandy Santana and Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, joined together at the Children’s Rights Benefit & Inspiration Awards gala on Oct. 16. Gelernt was honored with the Inspiration Award.

Lee Gelernt Honored at Children’s Rights Awards Gala