Child Welfare

Potential ‘Landmark’ Settlement Reached on Use of Psychotropic Drugs in Foster Care

Missouri has reached a settlement in a class-action lawsuit that litigants hope will set some precedent on a once-hot-button subject in child welfare: the use of psychotropic medication to treat youth in foster care. “The Missouri […]

Child Welfare

Interfaith Coalition Formed to Oppose Discrimination by Religious Child Welfare Providers

The nonprofit litigation firm Children’s Rights has announced the creation of an Interfaith Coalition for Children’s Rights, which will be focused on fighting federal and state governmental efforts to permit discrimination on the part of faith-based […]

Child Welfare

Struggling Under Child Welfare Lawsuit Settlement, South Carolina Hires a Leader Who Just Helped End One

South Carolina’s child welfare system is struggling to meet its goals under a class-action lawsuit settlement brought by Children’s Rights, a nonprofit litigator based in New York City. Tennessee recently exited such a settlement with […]

Child Welfare

A Litigation Landmark: Case Closed in Tennessee

The other day I got one of those emails that you never forget. It was headlined U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, and it read: “… IT IS ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED that this […]