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Today is a Good Day to Fight the System

Today is a Good Day to Fight the System

By Shereen A. White

Amidst the growing momentum to transform what has been known as the child welfare system and reimagine true support and empowerment of families and communities, my transition to this role could not be more timely. As the Director of Advocacy and Policy, I will lead Children’s Rights in expanding our use of policy and legislation to achieve […]

For Us, This Is Personal

For Us, This Is Personal

By Older Youth Coalition Members

The child welfare system is expansive, sometimes overbearing, and uniquely complex in the outcomes it can deliver. Equally as complex are the young people that enter and exit and the lives they choose to lead. Many of us take on roles working to improve the lives of other vulnerable populations whether they are in the […]

Congress must support older youth in the next COVID-19 relief bill

Congress must support older youth in the next COVID-19 relief bill

Children’s Rights joins national organizations in supporting the Supporting Foster Youth and Families Through the Pandemic Act. On Friday, August 7, 2020, Congressman Danny Davis (D-IL) and Congresswoman Jackie Walorski introduced The Supporting Foster Youth and Families through the Pandemic Act (HR 7947). This bipartisan legislation would provide a comprehensive approach to address the serious […]

Call on Your Governor to Help Older Foster Youth

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. Foster youth already face increased odds for homelessness, unemployment, and other negative outcomes. As policymakers at both the state and federal level consider how to implement protections for American families from the economic and societal consequences […]

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