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Children’s Rights In the News

19 November 2020 Associated Press
Ohio sued over lower payments to relatives caring for kids

People in Ohio who have taken custody of children they’re related to are being illegally denied state foster care payments to help cover their child-raising costs, according to a federal lawsuit filed Thursday. At issue are payments to relatives who aren’t licensed caregivers but are approved to care for children taken from their parents. The […]

Ohio sued over lower payments to relatives caring for kids
12 November 2020 The Imprint
LGBTQ Foster Youth in New York City: Strong in Numbers, Struggling in Care

Christina Wilson Remlin, lead counsel of the New York City-based pro bono law firm Children’s Rights — which represents foster youth nationwide — said the Children’s Services survey “confirms the risks and the dangers that we expect to see and do see all over the country.” Children’s Rights, along with other advocacy groups, including Lambda […]

LGBTQ Foster Youth in New York City: Strong in Numbers, Struggling in Care
11 November 2020 Lansing State Journal
Michigan’s child welfare system makes progress, but flawed data, poor oversight still endanger kids

Michigan has made progress toward fixing its troubled child welfare system but problems with data tracking and poor oversight still endanger foster children, court monitors told a federal judge on Tuesday. Some of those shortcomings, primarily the state’s failure to say how many foster children were abused or neglected, show serious issues with the state’s ability to keep children […]

Michigan’s child welfare system makes progress, but flawed data, poor oversight still endanger kids
10 November 2020 Troubled Podcast
Children’s Rights with Erin McGuinness #freeouryouth

Erin McGuinness, senior policy analyst for Children’s Rights, was interviewed by the Troubled Podcast. Erin dives deep—covering what it means for children to have rights in the U.S., the overrepresentation of Black and LGBTQ youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, adverse childhood experiences (ACES), the overuse and misuse of psychotropic medications, congregate […]

Children’s Rights with Erin McGuinness #freeouryouth
3 November 2020 The Imprint
Pandemic Made Existing Challenges Worse for LGBTQ Foster Youth, Report Says

A new report highlights the ways that the coronavirus pandemic has heightened the risk for LGBTQ youth in foster care. It then recommends steps that child welfare agencies, states and the federal government can take to curtail those risks. Children’s Rights, a New York-based nonprofit that seeks to improve America’s child welfare, juvenile justice, education and […]

Pandemic Made Existing Challenges Worse for LGBTQ Foster Youth, Report Says
16 October 2020 The Imprint
Arizona Tentatively Settles Major Federal Foster Care Lawsuit

Children in Arizona’s foster care system are in line for better access to a range of health care services and living situations after a federal judge on Wednesday tentatively approved a settlement with the state in a 5-year-old case that seems to have already forced major changes in the system. Under the agreement, the state […]

Arizona Tentatively Settles Major Federal Foster Care Lawsuit
12 October 2020 Imprint News Weekly Podcast
Faithful Discrimination

In the inaugural episode of The Imprint Weekly Podcast, Senior Editor John Kelly discussed the coronavirus relief package, a new state joining the Family First Act, and the looming end to California’s notorious state-run juvenile prisons. Guest interview: Christina Remlin of Children’s Rights discussed the legal and political battles being waged over faith-based child welfare […]

Faithful Discrimination

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