The South Carolina Department of Social Services continues to attempt to improve its child welfare system, including the removal of young children out of group homes. Children’s Rights’ partner Sue Berkowitz, executive director of South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center, is quoted.
Children’s Rights In the News
Connecticut’s DCF has satisfied four more of the measures required by the federal government as a result of a case brought by Children’s Rights, according to the latest Court Monitor’s Office report.
Ira Lustbader is quoted in this article about progress in Connecticut’s foster care and child welfare system: “What’s at stake could not be more serious. It’s the integrity of families and the safety and well-being of children that are brought under the protection of the state.
Samantha Bartosz is quoted in this Buzzfeed article about the harmful misuse of psychotropic drugs in Missouri foster care.
Christina Wilson Remlin discusses new anti-LGBTQ legislation that targets queer youth in out of home care by attempting to give service providers a license to discriminate.
More than 200 civil rights organizations, religious groups, and child welfare organizations signed a letter to members of Congress opposing legislation that would authorize discrimination in the child welfare system.
Samantha Bartosz is interviewed regarding Missouri foster care and psychotropics on KCUR’s Up to Date.
Samantha Bartosz, deputy director of litigation strategy for Children’s Rights, speaks about the need for safety reform in this article about Michigan’s foster care system.
Case update: a first-of-its-kind legal action challenging improper use of psychotropics on children in Missouri’s foster care system is moving forward thanks to a recent federal court decision.
A federal judge has granted class-action status to a lawsuit regarding alleged overuse of psychotropic medication by Missouri’s child welfare agency.