COVID-19 Center

Within days of grasping the severity of the coronavirus crisis Children’s Rights began to establish a national triage movement. With boots on the ground in 15 states where we have investigations, legal actions and monitoring activities ongoing we are in a unique position to collect information about the problems children, families, child welfare personnel and agencies are facing — and to assess how well they are doing at keeping kids safe. 

We are putting protocols and contingencies in place that protect kids and calling out bad practices that will hurt them. We are lifting up concerns as we probe and hear of more problems, and putting pressure on governments and officials to address them.


Call on Your Governor to Help Older Foster Youth

The COVID-19 crisis endangers young people transitioning out of foster care–without continued assistance, they will fall through the cracks.

Tell your governor you need them to support older foster youth and prevent aging out during this crisis. 

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Families Over Facilities: Prioritize the Health & Safety of Our Children

Help amplify the message organizations and medical professionals are sending to government officials across the nation. Youth must be released from dangerous facilities where they can’t social distance during COVID-19.

We put together a social media toolkit with sample messaging and graphics for your use.

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Children Need Us More Now Than Ever!

Through relentless strategic advocacy and legal action, Children’s Rights will continue to hold governments accountable for keeping kids safe and healthy.

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Disclaimer: The information and materials on this web site are intended for informational purposes only and are not intended to be treated as legal advice.

COVID-19: Putting Children First

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