In South Carolina, Children’s Rights and our partners filed a motion this week arguing that South Carolina’s DSS is not holding up its end of the agreement to comply with foster care reforms.
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An extraordinarily damning class-action lawsuit that has just been filed in Kansas alleges that the state’s foster care system is so broken that children are functionally homeless and in near-constant mental health crises.
U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack, partially rebuked by appellate judges last month, has detailed her plans to force Texas to improve long-term foster care. In an order issued late Tuesday, Jack proposed to move aggressively to press for better supervision of — and more complete electronic case records for — the 12,000 Texas children who […]
Lambda Legal and 75 national and state LGBTQ rights, civil rights, child welfare, and faith organizations, including Children’s Rights, have signed a letter requesting that HHS Secretary Alex Azar deny South Carolina’s request for a religious exemption for foster care agencies.
A federal lawsuit says foster children in Kansas are shuffled between homes and facilities so much that they can be essentially rendered homeless while in state custody.
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.
A lawsuit filed Friday contends Kansas violates foster children’s civil rights by moving them too often, adding to their trauma and restricting their access to necessary mental health treatment.
Children’s Rights will honor the late Jeff Bramlett of Bondurant Mixson, its pro bono co-counsel for the landmark “Kenny A.” foster care case, at the inaugural fundraiser for its new Atlanta office.
National nonprofit Children’s Rights is establishing a new Southeast office at a law firm’s Atlanta headquarters.
Swizz Beatz is doing an awesome thing to raise money for the next generation … auctioning off one of his original paintings to help raise funds for Children’s Rights!