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Children’s Rights In the News

21 May 2019 Florida Record
Major Reforms for Children in Florida Foster Care

Baker McKenzie recently partnered with Children’s Rights and other organizations on a pro bono basis to secure a win for vulnerable children in the Southern Region of Florida (Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties) in the United States.

Major Reforms for Children in Florida Foster Care
8 May 2019 Metro Weekly
Tennessee Governor Signs “Indecent Exposure Bill”

Christina Wilson Remlin is quoted in an article about recent anti-LGBTQ bills considered in Tennessee: “Children’s Rights has long fought to reform the state’s child welfare system, and we will continue to oppose any move that would limit the number of safe and loving homes available to children in foster care.”

Tennessee Governor Signs “Indecent Exposure Bill”
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

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