Press Releases

July 25, 2012

Child Welfare Experts Approve Plan to Reform Oklahoma Foster Care

Children’s Rights: Result is a Roadmap That ‘Inevitably Will Transform’ Child Welfare.

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July 19, 2012

While Connecticut Continues to Improve its Child Welfare System, Big Challenges Remain

Inadequate planning, lack of behavioral health services for kids still major problems (New York, NY) — Today an independent federal court monitor released a report that reviews Connecticut’s progress in reforming its child welfare system, a longstanding effort spurred by national advocacy group Children’s Rights.

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July 18, 2012

Report Shows Little Progress For New Jersey Child Welfare Reform in Recent Months

(New York, NY) –New Jersey, which in the past few years has been known for significantly improving its child welfare system, made little progress during the second half of 2011, according to a report released today by an independent court monitor.

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July 9, 2012

Latest Monitoring Report on Tennessee Foster Care System Shows Only ‘Incremental Progress’ in 2011

(New York, NY) — While Tennessee has delivered significant improvements to its child welfare system over the past five years, a report filed today shows the Department of Children’s Services (DCS) made only “incremental progress” in 2011.

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July 8, 2012

Modified Settlement Agreement Renews Push to Reform Mississippi’s Troubled Foster Care System

(New York, NY) — More than four years after Children’s Rights’ legal campaign on behalf of Mississippi’s foster children compelled the state to agree to widespread reforms of its child welfare system, the national advocacy group and state officials today filed a modified settlement agreement.

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July 2, 2012

Report Shows Scant Progress on Reforms to Mississippi’s Child Welfare System

(New York, NY) — A new report shows that the Mississippi Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) has yet to deliver on court-mandated reforms to improve the lives of abused and neglected children in state care.

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June 20, 2012

D.C. Makes Headway on Several Longstanding Challenges to Child Welfare Reform

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — While the District of Columbia is making some progress in reforming its long-troubled child welfare system, it is still falling short in a number of critical areas, according to a progress report released today by an independent court monitor.

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June 18, 2012

Atlanta Improves Adoption Rates for Foster Kids, But Still Falls Short in Key Areas, Latest Report Shows

(Atlanta) — The metropolitan Atlanta foster care system continues to make headway in the treatment of children in its care, according to a progress report released today.

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May 17, 2012

Children’s Rights Launches ‘Trapped?’, An Interactive Facebook Experience That Calls Attention to Grim Realities of Foster Care

(New York) — For many American youth, the month of May means prom, final exams and counting down to high school or college graduation. But for a disturbing percentage of the nation’s 400,000-plus children in foster care, milestones like these are not at arm’s reach.

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April 12, 2012

Report: Connecticut Demonstrates Solid Improvements to Child Welfare System

Connecticut’s Department of Children & Families (DCF) is making progress toward eventually meeting all required improvements under a long-standing reform plan, spurred by the national advocacy group Children’s Rights.

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