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Children’s Rights In the News

23 April 2018 Youth Today
Los Angeles’ Vast Child Welfare System Has a Lot to Teach Rest of Nation

Samantha Bartosz is quoted in this article about the Los Angeles foster care system: “Tragedies [in the LA foster care system] make it into the papers, and people care, and that can lead to higher levels of intakes and then the system’s capacity gets challenged. The safety net gets stretched and, too frequently, shredded.”

Los Angeles’ Vast Child Welfare System Has a Lot to Teach Rest of Nation
12 April 2018 Chronicle Independent
DSS claims it’s ‘making progress’

Children’s Rights’ lawsuit in South Carolina is mentioned in this article about the ongoing dangers faced by children in the state’s foster care system.

DSS claims it’s ‘making progress’
9 April 2018 Opioid Institute
Foster Care Is Straining Under the Opioid Crisis and Other Drug Abuse

Sandy Santana speaks about the growing number of children entering foster care due to the opioid epidemic: “In those states that have been most affected by the opioid crisis, they are really, really struggling,” says Sandy Santana, executive director of Children’s Rights. “Their foster care systems are reeling.”

Foster Care Is Straining Under the Opioid Crisis and Other Drug Abuse
4 April 2018 LMT Online
Time does not stand still for foster children

Alyssa, former plaintiff in Children’s Rights’ lawsuit in Texas, is profiled in this article. “For too many of the thousands of young Texans in foster care, the march of time…means potential sexual and physical abuse. It means aging out of foster care and entering the adult world lost, broken and alone.

Time does not stand still for foster children
27 March 2018 Chronicle of Social Change
Why Would Any Foster Youth Answer the LGBTQ Question?

Should caseworkers collect data about the sexual orientation of children in foster care? Sandy Santana, executive director of Children’s Rights, speaks out against the overall lack of legal guards in many states for LGBTQ youth in care.

Why Would Any Foster Youth Answer the LGBTQ Question?

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