On any given day there are nearly 150,000 children in foster care systems across the South. These children yearn for healing, but are often denied access to critical physical and mental health services. They seek stability, but are often shuffled through a labyrinth of shelters, foster homes, group homes and detention facilities. And with every […]
It is a tough time for America’s children. The opioid crisis is driving up the number of children entering foster care, thousands of immigrant children remain in detention facilities, and government cuts to basic nutrition, health and anti-poverty programs put hundreds of thousands of kids at risk. And our political system has for decades been […]
A new report released by Children’s Rights and the Education Law Center-PA raises serious concerns about the safety of Pennsylvania’s residential placements for youth in foster care and the quality of education provided there. The report, Unsafe and Uneducated: Indifference to Dangers in Pennsylvania’s Residential Child Welfare Facilities, is available here.
In public comments submitted to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Children’s Rights strongly opposes proposed regulations that would fundamentally change the way immigrant children are held in and released from detention. Under current rules, a child is typically released from custody unless detention is required […]
Children’s Rights and more than 30 local and national nonprofit children’s organizations submitted an amicus brief in support of a federal court’s decision to uphold Philadelphia’s strict non-discrimination policies in foster care placements. In Fulton v. the City of Philadelphia, a federal judge ruled that foster care agencies receiving public funding cannot discriminate against prospective LGBTQ foster […]
Browse our Spring 2018 newsletter below: On the Frontlines: From CR’s Executive Director In Focus: Children of the Opioid Crisis: A Growing Number Got Hope? Pin by Ronald Draper to Benefit Children’s Rights CR Insider: Greg Hecht Children’s Rights Champion Ride #RideForKids Children’s Rights’ Petition: Stop Separating Children from their Families at the U.S. Border […]
Children’s Rights and 14 of the most respected nonprofit children’s organizations submitted an amicus brief in support of a Congolese asylum seeker who has been detained and separated from her 7-year-old daughter for almost four months.
A proposed bill in Georgia could have devastating and long-lasting effects on the lives of countless LGBTQI youth. Christina Remlin, Lead Counsel at Children’s Rights, provides testimony about the potential harm of this proposed “religious exemption” bill.