The Department for Children and Families says it works to make sure gay, lesbian and transgender foster children end up in welcoming homes, but nothing in state law requires special consideration. Christina Remlin, lead counsel at Children’s Rights, said training requirements in Kansas can be helpful, but states need laws in place to fully protect […]
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The facts are so stacked against a sheriff in metro Atlanta, Georgia, that there’s no need for a lengthy, expensive trial, according to a federal judge: The DeKalb County sheriff violated the educational rights of disabled students locked up in the county’s adult jail, which is run by the sheriff. The rather unusual “summary judgment” […]
One of the nation’s top plaintiffs’ lawyers in the area of children’s law is moving across the country to join a similar but smaller outfit in New York City. Children’s Rights announced earlier this month that it has hired Leecia Welch as lead counsel for the East Coast firm. “I feel fortunate to be able to […]
A lawsuit over the state’s treatment of older foster children with mental illness will move forward after the United States District Court of New Hampshire issued a ruling Thursday denying the state’s motion to dismiss. The lawsuit, filed by the ACLU of New Hampshire, the Disability Rights Center-NH and others in Jan. 2021, claims that […]
Bricks for Kids — a sculpture crafted out of approximately 35,000 toy bricks — will be on display in Agawam Park in Southampton Village from Thursday, September 2. . .
In 2015, Children’s Defense Fund founder Marian Wright Edelman, JD, drew attention to the problems with prescribing psychotropic medications to foster children. She noted that serious deficits persisted regarding inadequate informed consent and insufficient oversight and that there was a dearth of education and availability of nonpharmacological treatments to address the mental health needs of […]
Think dirty kids are cute? That likely depends on your perspective. Following a recent couple of stories about white celebrities who cheekily shared that they don’t bathe their children very often, many have taken to Twitter to call out the “privilege” involved in such a boast.
More than a quarter-million people have signed a petition calling on the federal government to ban for-profit companies from the network of homes and institutions caring for the nation’s foster children. Organizers with a coalition of leading advocacy groups aim to accumulate 430,000 signatures — one for every child living in American foster care — before heading to […]
Fears about a spike in abuse were proved wrong. Now mothers with firsthand experience of the system want to transform its approach to family safety, which is rooted in racist surveillance and carceral intervention.
White, the daughter of a dad who aged out of foster care, said she was overjoyed and honored to begin working in her new position. “There is no feeling like knowing you are where you are supposed to be, doing the work you were intended to do, alongside people you were meant to do it with,” […]