fbpx

Children’s Rights In the News

16 January 2019 WHYY
Youth in PA. residential institutions unsafe

As detailed in Unsafe and Uneducated: Indifference to Dangers in PA’s Residential Child Welfare Facilities (co-authored by Children’s Rights and Education Law Center), lack of adequate oversight by PA DHS puts children in harm’s way. Read more from Maura McInerney at Education Law Center and Kate Burdick at Juvenile Law Center.

Youth in PA. residential institutions unsafe
7 January 2019 Wall Street Journal
Letter to the Editor: Derelict Hospitals Must Reform

Sandy Santana called for increased attention in the accreditation process for psychiatric hospitals and other behavioral-health facilities in the U.S. treating children in this Letter to the Editor in The Wall Street Journal.

Letter to the Editor: Derelict Hospitals Must Reform
19 December 2018 Colorlines
Civil Rights Orgs Cautiously Optimistic About Senate Vote on FIRST STEP Act

Sandy Santana, executive director for Children’s Rights, issued this statement: “We are pleased that the Senate took steps to reverse some of the most onerous policies in our nation’s broken criminal justice system by passing the bipartisan FIRST STEP fAct and ending the cruel practice of juvenile solitary confinement at the federal level.”

Civil Rights Orgs Cautiously Optimistic About Senate Vote on FIRST STEP Act
17 December 2018 WESA
Study Raises Questions About Oversight of PA Facilities for Foster Youth

“No child should ever be removed from their home and then harmed in the places that they are supposed to be placed to be safe,” said Elissa Glucksman Hyne, a senior policy analyst at the New York-based nonprofit, Children’s Rights. “If that happens, then we would hope that something is done about it.”

Study Raises Questions About Oversight of PA Facilities for Foster Youth