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Children’s Rights In the News

29 October 2018 San Antonio Express-News
State needs to fix foster care system

Rather than defend a system that harms the children it is supposed to protect, state lawmakers should adopt the policies and funding levels necessary to support a system that will shelter and support vulnerable young Texans so they can thrive as adults.

State needs to fix foster care system
25 October 2018 New York Law Journal
Lee Gelernt Honored at Children’s Rights Awards Gala

Executive Director of Children’s Rights Sandy Santana and Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, joined together at the Children’s Rights Benefit & Inspiration Awards gala on Oct. 16. Gelernt was honored with the Inspiration Award.

Lee Gelernt Honored at Children’s Rights Awards Gala
19 October 2018 Washington Post
Court orders some fixes in Texas foster care, drops others

A federal appeals court says Texas must make improvements to abuse investigations within its foster care system and make sure workers have manageable caseloads, but the court also struck down dozens of other measures ordered by a judge.

Court orders some fixes in Texas foster care, drops others
10 October 2018 Metro Weekly
Court urged to uphold Philadelphia’s pro-LGBTQ foster care policy

A court in Philadelphia is being urged to uphold the city’s nondiscrimination policy, which prevents government-funded, religiously-affiliated child placement agencies from discriminating against same-sex couples. Children’s Rights and other advocacy organizations files an amicus brief in this case.

Court urged to uphold Philadelphia’s pro-LGBTQ foster care policy