Sandy Santana is quoted in this article about foster care in the U.S.: “Foster kids aren’t readily visible in our communities. They’re politically powerless. There’s no lobby advocating for foster kids in a big way,” said Sandy Santana, executive director of Children’s Rights, an organization that uses the court system to bring about change.
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Sandy Santana is quoted in this article about how to help kids aging out of foster care: “Being removed from your home, whether your parents were abusive or neglectful or not, is tremendously traumatic for a child… It’s no surprise that kids in foster care have worse educational outcomes than other kids.”
Samantha Bartosz, Deputy Director of Litigation Strategy, is quoted in this article about the settlement in our Rhode Island lawsuit: “This agreement is about building the right system with the right capacity, with the right policies and focus so that first and foremost kids and families are served well.”
Children’s Rights is mentioned in this article about foster care in Indiana.
Samantha Bartosz, Deputy Director of Litigation Strategy, is quoted in this article about Children’s Rights’ lawsuit in Michigan: “I think the public and this court are right to expect progress over 10 years. Child safety is critical.”
A federal court has approved the settlement reached in Children’s Rights’ Rhode Island class-action lawsuit, which alleged the systemic abuse and neglect of nearly 2,000 children living in state custody.
Writing in the Miami Herald about Children’s Rights’ lawsuit in Miami-Dade/Monroe counties, local attorneys Bernard Perlmutter, Robert Latham, and Stewart Cooke—who represent kids in foster care with special needs—voiced the urgent need for legal action.
Christina Wilson Remlin appeared on CNN en Español advocating for the rights of immigrant families and condemning the family separation policy. “Christina Remlin dice que estas familias ‘tienen derechos’ y que ‘deberían recibir mejor trato’ y advierte que ‘es un peligro grave’ que los menores inmigrantes queden al cuidado del Gobierno Federal de EE.UU.”
Sandy Santana is quoted: “Needlessly ripping kids, toddlers, babies away from their parents is inhumane, barbaric and unconstitutional. An administration that purports to uphold family values is callously inflicting devastating trauma on children and families in service of its punitive immigration policies.”
“Michigan is one of the five worst states in the nation for child welfare.” Children’s Rights’ lawsuit in Michigan is mentioned in this article about the ongoing challenges in the state’s child welfare system.