Press Releases

November 16, 2018

Extreme Housing Instability and Lack of Mental Health Services Endanger Children in Kansas Foster Care, New Suit Charges

Kids Moved So Often They Are Effectively Homeless While Deprived of Necessary Mental Health Treatment, “As Kansans We Should Be Ashamed and Outraged” Contact: Daniel Kessel, 646-216-3343, dkessel@childrensrights.org (KANSAS CITY, KANSAS) – Children in Kansas foster care face extreme housing instability—sometimes moved more than 50 or 100 times—and are deprived of critical mental health assessments and […]

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November 1, 2018

Children’s Rights to Host Inaugural Inspiration Awards Luncheon in Atlanta

Contact: Daniel Kessel, 646-216-3343, dkessel@childrensrights.org Event Page: www.childrensrights.org/atlanta ATLANTA – Children’s Rights, a national nonprofit advocating for vulnerable children, will host its inaugural Atlanta Benefit & Inspiration Awards Luncheon at the Cherokee Town Club on Friday, November 16, 2018. Hosted by Jeff Dauler of Atlanta Star Radio 94.1, the following people will be honored for […]

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October 25, 2018

Advocates Urge Department of Health and Human Services to Reject Waiver That Would Permit Discrimination by South Carolina Foster Care Providers

Contact: Daniel Kessel, 646-216-3333, dkessel@childrensrights.org New York, NY – Today Children’s Rights and a coalition of 20 leading nonprofit children’s organizations and advocates urged the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to reject a waiver requested by the State of South Carolina that would allow federally-funded foster care providers to deny applications of prospective Jewish […]

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October 18, 2018

Appeals Court Upholds Key Fixes to Texas Foster Care System

(AUSTIN, TX) – In a victory for children in Texas foster care, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals partially upheld a ruling yesterday calling for the state of Texas to address long-standing problems in Texas’ foster care system. The Fifth Circuit ruled that the state of Texas must make significant reforms to its foster care […]

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October 1, 2018

Unmanageable Caseloads in South Carolina Foster Care Put Children at Risk, Report Shows

Contact: Daniel Kessel, 646-216-3343, dkessel@childrensrights.org State lags behind needed reforms, with inadequate staffing and statewide lack of resources putting children in danger (Charleston, S.C.) — South Carolina’s Department of Social Services (DSS) is not meeting court-ordered requirements to improve care for the more than 4,500 children in the state’s child welfare system, a new report […]

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September 15, 2018

Children’s Rights to Host 2018 Benefit & Inspiration Awards

Contact: Daniel Kessel, 646-216-3343, dkessel@childrensrights.org Event Page: www.childrensrights.org/inspiration Jordan Roth will emcee annual fundraiser to protect our nation’s most vulnerable children; Padma Lakshmi to present award NEW YORK – Children’s Rights, a national nonprofit advocating for vulnerable children, will host its annual Benefit & Inspiration Awards gala at Chelsea Piers on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. […]

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August 22, 2018

Children’s Welfare Organizations Release Guide to Supporting LGBTQ Youth In Georgia’s Child Welfare System

Contact: Daniel Kessel, 646-216-3343, dkessel@childrensrights.org New guide identifies strategies for addressing challenges faced by LGBTQ youth in state care ATLANTA – Child welfare providers in Georgia should implement a range of best practices in order to better meet the needs of LGBTQ youth, according to a new guide entitled Fostering Family, a Guide to Working […]

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August 20, 2018

In Connecticut Child Welfare, Latest Report Shows Steady Progress Under Reform Lawsuit

Contact: Daniel Kessel, 646-216-3343, dkessel@childrensrights.org Improvements Under Federal Court Oversight Down to 10 as DCF Achieves Successful Exit Over 4 More Goals, Including Sustained Reduction in Housing Children in Group Facilities   (Bridgeport, CT) – Today an independent court monitor released the latest report on Connecticut’s ongoing efforts to improve its child welfare system, showing […]

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July 20, 2018

Lawsuit Challenging Overmedication of Children in Missouri Foster Care Moves Forward, Judge Rules

Contact: Daniel Kessel, 646-216-3343, dkessel@childrensrights.org “Too Many, Too Much, and Too Young”: Children in Missouri Foster Care Subjected to Powerful Psychotropics   (Kansas City, MO) — In a major step forward for children in the state’s foster care system, a federal court in Missouri has granted class action status in M.B. v. Corsi, a lawsuit […]

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June 7, 2018

DCS Continues to Sustain Progress Since Exit from Lawsuit, New Report Shows

Contact: Daniel Kessel, 646-216-3343, dkessel@childrensrights.org   (Nashville, TN) — A new External Accountability Center report shows that Tennessee’s Department of Children’s Services (DCS) continues to sustain progress made during the 17-year effort to reform its child welfare system. This is the second in a series of three reports created by an External Accountability Center as […]

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