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8 cases, 3 Months of Progress for Kids

In just three months, Children’s Rights made amazing progress for kids—including securing key reforms to give children a better chance at a stable home, improving access to health and mental health services, and ending the cruel use of restraints and solitary confinement in a boy’s group home in Iowa.

I think it means a lot for him to be back in school because it gives him hope and it’s a joy for me when I hear the excitement in his voice when he’s speaking of being back in school.

—Ms. B., Mother of Named Plaintiff T.H., T.H. v. DeKalb County School District

Officials agree to provide special education services for hundreds of incarcerated youth in the largest county jail system in the US.

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Our lawsuit brings real change for children at the Boys Training School. A cruel restraining device and the use of solitary confinement have been banished and an effective mental health program is being introduced.

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Judge approves our settlement, targeting key reforms for the 13,000+ children in the state’s foster care system to improve health and mental health and prioritize families over facilities.

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Settlement approved to transform the child welfare system for 7,000 children, ending extreme placement instability and ensuring they receive the mental health care they need.

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Urgent new case calls on the state to provide equal financial support to the 4,500 children—24% Black children — living with relative foster parents.

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Our lawsuit shines a light on the overuse and lack of oversight when administering powerful psychotropic drugs to children in foster care.

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Our case targets the unnecessary institutionalization of older youth with mental health illnesses.

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Court oversight has accomplished its purpose and children in Milwaukee County foster care are safer and have a better chance at a permanent, stable home.

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CHILDREN’S RIGHTS NEVER DOES THIS WORK ALONE

THANK YOU TO OUR CO-COUNSEL

Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest • Baker & McKenzie, LLP • Barton Juvenile Defender Clinic at Emory University • Bernstein Shur • Bondurant Mixson & Elmore LLP • Disability Rights Center – New Hampshire • Disability Rights Iowa • DLA Piper LLP • Hecht Walker P.C. • Holland & Hart Denver • Kansas Appleseed • Maine Equal Justice • McDermott Will & Emery • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP • National Center for Youth Law • New Hampshire Legal Assistance • Perkins Coie • Ropes & Gray LLP • Saint Louis University School of Law Legal Clinics • Shook Hardy & Bacon, LLP • South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center • The American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire • Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP • Wofsey Rosen Kweskin & Kuriansky LLP • Wyche Attorneys at Law

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