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Children’s Rights In the News

21 November 2018 Dallas News
Texas judge exerts authority in aggressive plan to improve foster care system

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 […]

Texas judge exerts authority in aggressive plan to improve foster care system
19 November 2018 Metro Weekly
LGBTQ Groups Call for Rejection of Religious Waiver in South Carolina

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.

LGBTQ Groups Call for Rejection of Religious Waiver in South Carolina
16 November 2018 Kansas City Star
‘We are making these children homeless’: Kansas harming foster kids, suit says

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.

‘We are making these children homeless’: Kansas harming foster kids, suit says