Government is perpetuating the oppression of Black children and families through traumatic surveillance, investigation, and family separation practices carried out under the auspices of the child welfare system. Institutional racism is a force at work in the American child welfare system and contributes to the disproportionate involvement of Black children and families with the system. […]
So much has happened in the last few months in our work to keep vulnerable children safe and we do not want you to miss any of it. Take a look at the tremendous progress made for children— including securing key reforms to give children a better chance at a stable home, improving access to […]
At any given time, there are approximately 42,823 children housed in institutions and other group facilities. Institutionalizing children denies them loving homes and robs them of their childhood. Families over Facilities is a call to action to end the unnecessary institutionalization of children in child welfare. The report details the physical, mental and emotional harm done […]
2019 seems like a lifetime ago. In that year, our voice was loud in decrying practices that inflict harm on immigrant children. • We won a precedent-setting case in Missouri that will stop the dangerous practice of giving children powerful psychotropic drugs without proper oversight and monitoring. • In South Carolina our legal victory ends […]
Children’s Rights filed an amicus brief in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, a case to be argued in front of the US Supreme Court this fall. The case centers on Catholic Social Services (CSS), a child welfare agency that has sued the City of Philadelphia to receive taxpayer dollars for its child welfare services, despite […]
This report was developed with extensive input from LGBTQ+ young people currently or formerly in foster care, LGBTQ+ young people currently or formerly experiencing homelessness, and direct service workers. We identify how the pandemic is amplifying some of the risks for LGBTQ+ youth in child welfare systems and propose practices to mitigate them. Now, more than ever, LGBTQ+ young people must be protected.
You are interested in Children’s Rights because you care about kids. To share more about how Children’s Rights transforms kids’ lives, our team gathered up the most impactful and meaningful stories from across the organization to share with you. The need to protect children from abuse and neglect is urgent. And Children’s Rights is stepping […]
Read the 2018 Annual Report here.
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 […]