Children's Rights Inc
- Homepage: http://www.childrensrights.org
February 2003: "CHILDREN'S RIGHTS, a national nonprofit organization, is at the forefront in the fight for the rights of poor children in the custody of child welfare agencies across the country....Children's Rights now has six child welfare systems under some form of court supervision and five others before the courts."http://www.childrensrights.org/about/what_we_do.htm
May 2001: "The State of Tennessee has settled a class-action lawsuit against its foster care system....The lawsuit, which was settled this week, was filed a year ago by Children's Rights, a New York children's advocacy group, and several Tennessee law firms."http://www.nytimes.com/2001/05/20/national/20FOST.html
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Apr 16, 2008 Bleak Stories Follow a Lawsuit on Oklahoma Foster Care
QUOTE: Oklahoma consistently has one of the worst records in the country of documented abuse of children in foster or group homes...All this has exposed many children to lasting psychological damage, including an inability to form emotional bonds, according to the lawsuit, a class-action filed in February by Children’s Rights, an advocacy organization, and several local lawyers.
New York Times Aug 14, 2006 Foster parents getting organized
QUOTE: this refrain is heard across the USA — inadequate support from child-welfare agencies, high turnover of foster parents, meager training in caring for severely troubled children, erratic reimbursement for kids' needs and, most troubling, a bureaucratic deaf ear to foster parents' opinions.
USA TODAY Aug 15, 2002 Child Welfare a Hot Issue in Fla. Governor's Race: Gov. Bush Names New Head for Department of Children and Families
QUOTE: ...the outsize problem of fixing Florida's sprawling and deeply troubled child welfare system persists and, according to many child advocates, is growing by the day, making it a touchstone issue in the governor's election this fall.
Washington Post May 20, 2001 Suit Over Foster Care Settled in Tennessee
QUOTE: The State of Tennessee has settled a class-action lawsuit against its foster care system, agreeing to sweeping changes in the tracking of the children in its system and accepting oversight by independent monitors.
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