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Children’s Rights In the News

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
19 October 2018 Washington Post
Court orders some fixes in Texas foster care, drops others

A federal appeals court says Texas must make improvements to abuse investigations within its foster care system and make sure workers have manageable caseloads, but the court also struck down dozens of other measures ordered by a judge.

Court orders some fixes in Texas foster care, drops others
10 October 2018 Metro Weekly
Court urged to uphold Philadelphia’s pro-LGBTQ foster care policy

A court in Philadelphia is being urged to uphold the city’s nondiscrimination policy, which prevents government-funded, religiously-affiliated child placement agencies from discriminating against same-sex couples. Children’s Rights and other advocacy organizations files an amicus brief in this case.

Court urged to uphold Philadelphia’s pro-LGBTQ foster care policy
5 October 2018 Des Moines Register
Stopping the cycle of violence in Iowa’s juvenile justice system

Deeply unsettling reports of violence at the State Training School at Eldora have prompted justified calls to increase safety at the facility. But we must seek to eliminate violence in all forms, write Harry Frischer, lead counsel at Children’s Rights, and Nathan Kirstein, staff attorney at Disability Rights Iowa.

Stopping the cycle of violence in Iowa’s juvenile justice system
21 September 2018 USA Today
A third of foster children on psychotropic drugs received no oversight

Samantha Bartosz is quoted in this article about a five-state report finding that children in foster care are given psychotropic drugs without adequate monitoring or oversight. “The report validates [Children’s Rights] work in several states including Missouri, where [Bartosz] is the lead attorney for the lawsuit.”

A third of foster children on psychotropic drugs received no oversight

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