“Cuffing and locking up children who run away from foster care is cruel and pushes young people away from the care and services they need,” Children’s Rights Executive Director Sandy Santana writes in a New York Times Letter to the Editor.
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A new report found that 59% of victims had a history of being reported missing to Milwaukee police at least once. “These findings are a call to immediate action to protect at-risk children, especially in group homes, from being recruited into sex trafficking,” said Eric Thompson, an attorney for Children’s Rights.
“Children in Pennsylvania’s residential care are being harmed by the very system created to protect them because of a shocking lack of oversight and accountability,” said the report, written by staffers with the organizations, Children’s Rights and the Philadelphia‑based Education Law Center.
Residential facilities in Pennsylvania are doing an inadequate job of educating foster children in their care, according to a new report from Children’s Rights and the Education Law Center. The advocacy groups are calling for greater state oversight of these facilities.
“Broken system.” “Extreme housing disruption.” These are words used in a lawsuit against Kansas leaders and Department for Children and Families. Kansas Appleseed, Children’s Rights, and National Center for Youth Law are fighting for the rights of 10 foster care children it said the system has failed.
In South Carolina, Children’s Rights and our partners filed a motion this week arguing that South Carolina’s DSS is not holding up its end of the agreement to comply with foster care reforms.
An extraordinarily damning class-action lawsuit that has just been filed in Kansas alleges that the state’s foster care system is so broken that children are functionally homeless and in near-constant mental health crises.
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 […]
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.
A federal lawsuit says foster children in Kansas are shuffled between homes and facilities so much that they can be essentially rendered homeless while in state custody.