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 […]
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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!
Rather than defend a system that harms the children it is supposed to protect, state lawmakers should adopt the policies and funding levels necessary to support a system that will shelter and support vulnerable young Texans so they can thrive as adults.
Christina Wilson Remlin, lead counsel at Children’s Rights, is quoted: “South Carolina is already facing a severe shortage of foster homes. No child should be denied a safe and loving environment simply because a prospective parent does not pass a moral or religious litmus test.”