Massachusetts Fails to Ensure the Safe Administration of Psychotropic Medications to Children in Foster Care
(Boston, MA) — The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) lacks an oversight system and qualified staff to ensure that foster children are safely and appropriately administered psychiatric prescriptions, according to an expert report released today by attorneys for Children’s Rights, who represent foster children in a lawsuit against the state.
Wisconsin Poised to Achieve Compliance with Reform Plan that Overhauls Milwaukee Child Welfare System
Today state reviewers issued a report tracking the continued progress of The Wisconsin Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare (BMCW) in reforming its child welfare system — an effort launched by national advocacy group Children’s Rights.
(Boston, MA) — A massive review of Massachusetts foster care shows that nearly one in five children who have been in state care for at least two years have suffered confirmed abuse or neglect — all while in the custody of the state Department of Children and Families (DCF).
Children’s Rights: Result is a Roadmap That ‘Inevitably Will Transform’ Child Welfare
Children’s Rights: Result is a Roadmap That ‘Inevitably Will Transform’ Child Welfare.
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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.