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Children’s Rights In the News

1 June 2021 The Columbus Dispatch
Brown, Beatty: ‘Ma’Khia should be alive today.’ Their letter calling for federal investigation into events leading to Ma’Khia Bryant death

Make no mistake—the foster care system is broken. There is a nationwide shortage of foster parents. Meanwhile, child poverty, a lack of resources for grandparents and kinship care providers, and barriers to affordable housing and quality mental health services all increase the likelihood of child welfare involvement. Data show that young Black Americans are more […]

Brown, Beatty: ‘Ma’Khia should be alive today.’ Their letter calling for federal investigation into events leading to Ma’Khia Bryant death
28 May 2021 The Imprint
Leading Child Welfare Litigation Group Pledges to Join Growing Fight Over ‘Most Urgent Civil Rights Battle of Our Time’

“The unjust separation of Black children from their families causes lasting harm to their development and well-being and is part of a broader legacy of institutional racism that shapes our society,” Shereen White, senior staff attorney at Children’s Rights, stated in a press release. White went on to state that too often poverty and economic […]

Leading Child Welfare Litigation Group Pledges to Join Growing Fight Over ‘Most Urgent Civil Rights Battle of Our Time’
27 May 2021 Lifehacker
When to Call CPS on Another Parent—and When Not To

There are real reasons to be hesitant about calling CPS if you suspect abuse or neglect. To start with, it’s important to recognize that Black children are disproportionately represented in the child welfare system. Black parents are also reported at higher rates, they’re more likely to be investigated by child protective services, and their parental rights […]

When to Call CPS on Another Parent—and When Not To
20 May 2021 The Imprint
Class-Action Lawsuit in Alabama Alleges Mistreatment of Foster Youth

“The children we represent are cut off from family and community, without access to their school or to a normal teenage life, denied the chance to play a sport, ride a bike, or sing in the choir — to experience the joys of being a child,” said Christina Remlin, lead counsel for Children’s Rights. “Instead, […]

Class-Action Lawsuit in Alabama Alleges Mistreatment of Foster Youth
14 April 2021 Associated Press
Many Say Now Is The Time To Fight Racial Bias In Foster Care

Bias and racism are widespread in the child welfare system. Black children are taken into foster care at a disproportionately high rate and languish longer before being adopted, reunited with their parents or aging out of the system. “It’s a perfect opportunity to say let’s stop the madness of unnecessarily removing kids,” said Ira Lustbader, […]

Many Say Now Is The Time To Fight Racial Bias In Foster Care
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