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Child Welfare Agencies Accused of Keeping Foster Children With Developmental Disabilities at Hospitals Beyond Medical Necessity

May 17, 2024 4:52 pm Published by Comments Off on Child Welfare Agencies Accused of Keeping Foster Children With Developmental Disabilities at Hospitals Beyond Medical Necessity

Failure to discharge a foster child from a psychiatric hospital is actionable as a Civil Rights Claim Invoking 42 USC § 1983. Justice for Kids attorneys filed a civil rights lawsuit by a foster child for damages pursuant to 42 USC § 1983 in federal court in Palm Beach County,... View Article


Gov. DeSantis Signs Bill to Close Support Gap for Foster Youth in Transition to Adulthood

May 6, 2024 8:57 pm Published by Comments Off on Gov. DeSantis Signs Bill to Close Support Gap for Foster Youth in Transition to Adulthood

A new Florida law will provide youth in Florida’s foster care system with more support as they become adults. This legislation makes an existing Independent Living support called Aftercare Services available to a population of youth who were placed with relatives, non-relatives, or adopted as a teen. Previously, they were... View Article


Navigating A Path Forward: Steps to Take in Suspected Child Abuse Cases

April 23, 2024 3:58 pm Published by Comments Off on Navigating A Path Forward: Steps to Take in Suspected Child Abuse Cases

As Justice for Kids marks Child Abuse Prevention Month, it’s imperative that we shine a spotlight on this critical issue affecting Illinois and the broader nation. Statistics unveiled by the Department for Children and Family Services (DCFS) and the US Department of Health and Human Services paint a stark picture... View Article


April: A Month of Awareness and Action for Children’s Rights

April 16, 2024 4:50 pm Published by Comments Off on April: A Month of Awareness and Action for Children’s Rights

As the flowers in spring bloom, we should not forget that April has been designated as Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time when we collectively turn our attention to the silent struggles of countless abused, neglected and catastrophically injured children who face trauma and unimaginable circumstance within what should be... View Article


Oregon Capital Chronicle: DHS offers record $40 million to settle lawsuit from abused foster children

April 15, 2024 10:46 pm Published by Comments Off on Oregon Capital Chronicle: DHS offers record $40 million to settle lawsuit from abused foster children

As reported by the Oregon Capital Chronicle, the Oregon Department of Human Services has agreed to pay $40 million to settle a lawsuit filed by four former foster children who were sexually and physically abused in a foster home, court records show. Read more here.


Prominent Children’s Rights Attorney Howard Talenfeld Named to Forbes Top 200 American Lawyers

March 27, 2024 6:51 pm Published by Comments Off on Prominent Children’s Rights Attorney Howard Talenfeld Named to Forbes Top 200 American Lawyers

Howard M. Talenfeld, a leading children’s rights attorney and Business Unit Leader of Justice for Kids, a division of Kelley Kronenberg, has been recognized on Forbes’ inaugural list of America’s Top 200 Lawyers. He is one of only six lawyers on the list nationally selected for Civil Rights Law.   According to Forbes, this... View Article


Faith’s Law, a Law Aimed at Eradicating Sexual Misconduct at Illinois’ Schools

January 5, 2024 7:38 pm Published by Comments Off on Faith’s Law, a Law Aimed at Eradicating Sexual Misconduct at Illinois’ Schools

Faith’s Law is a law named after prevention advocate and child sexual abuse survivor Faith Colson, who was sexually abused by a teacher at her high school in Illinois.  Years later, during the course of legal proceedings related to the abuse, Faith learned that several adults within her high school... View Article


Sexual Abuse and Negligence at an Elgin Daycare

January 4, 2024 6:45 pm Published by Comments Off on Sexual Abuse and Negligence at an Elgin Daycare

A former employee of an Elgin daycare is facing six counts of sexual abuse in connection to the abuse of two children younger than 13 years old over the course of nearly 14 years, according to the Kane County State’s Attorney’s office.  The Kane County Child Advocacy Center and the... View Article


DCF Must Pay $15 Million to a Child for Failing to Protect her From Horrific Abuse, a Jury Decided

January 2, 2024 7:04 pm Published by Comments Off on DCF Must Pay $15 Million to a Child for Failing to Protect her From Horrific Abuse, a Jury Decided

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) failed to investigate complaints that the mother was using drugs and endangering her child, who suffered “catastrophic” permanent injuries from severe abuse and neglect.  The child, H.H., is now eight years old and completely dependent on others for all aspects of her daily... View Article


Sun-Sentinel: Four relatives face charges in Margate teen’s decade of alleged abuse. Police expect more arrests.

December 22, 2023 3:27 pm Published by Comments Off on Sun-Sentinel: Four relatives face charges in Margate teen’s decade of alleged abuse. Police expect more arrests.

As reported by the Sun-Sentinel, “It took one text message to a teacher to uncover years of alleged abuse that a 15-year-old girl said she suffered at the hands of her caregivers.” Read more here.


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