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Children’s Rights In the News

18 April 2019 NBC News
HHS proposes nixing data collection on LGBTQ foster youth

Pointing out the importance of accurate data for LGBTQ youth in foster care, Christina Wilson Remlin is quoted in NBC News opposing HHS’s proposal to eliminate this data collection: “To stop collecting data on LGBTQ foster youth would only serve to render this vulnerable population invisible.”

HHS proposes nixing data collection on LGBTQ foster youth
1 April 2019 Chronicle of Social Change
Struggling Under Child Welfare Lawsuit, SC Hires Leader Who Just Helped End One

Ira Lustbader is quoted: “Michael Leach has a clear passion for serving kids and families and is committed to making the system better…We look forward to having [him] in South Carolina and working to get a sufficient number of caseworkers and family placements and for basic health care needs of this vulnerable group of our […]

Struggling Under Child Welfare Lawsuit, SC Hires Leader Who Just Helped End One
26 March 2019 NBC News
Allegations of abuse at home for at-risk kids

Sandy Santana is quoted in this investigative piece about a group home in Iowa: “When kids act out with behavior that is symptomatic of their mental health issues, it’s hard for workers to adapt, and very hard for them to access techniques that a well-trained person would access immediately,” Santana said. “So they rely on […]

Allegations of abuse at home for at-risk kids
19 March 2019 Tampa Bay Times
State agrees to foster care reforms in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties

Settling in a case brought by Children’s Rights and our partners, Florida has agreed to no longer place children overnight in hotels or unlicensed offices, to stop squeezing more children into foster homes than they are licensed for and to keep children aged 6 and younger out of group foster homes staffed by shift workers.

State agrees to foster care reforms in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties
19 March 2019 Michigan Advance
Michigan computer system continues to fail abused, neglected kids

“We are exceedingly disappointed that after more than ten years, Michigan still finds itself failing the state’s most vulnerable children,” said Samantha Bartosz of Children’s Rights in a press release last week following the latest report. “This long into reform, such grave safety concerns for children clearly suggest a lack of management focus.”

Michigan computer system continues to fail abused, neglected kids