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Lawsuit Alleges at Least 70 Girls Were Sexually Abused by Los Angeles Juvenile Probation Staff

8/25/2022

A Terrible New Number Emerges: Lawsuit Alleges at Least 70 Girls Were Sexually Abused by Los Angeles Juvenile Probation Staff

Two lawsuits claim that Los Angeles County probation staff raped, molested and harassed at least 70 girls in youth detention centers.

Pennsylvania Parents Sue State Over “Unconstitutional” Child Abuse Registry

8/12/2022

Pennsylvania Parents Sue State Over “Unconstitutional” Child Abuse Registry

A group of parents and nonprofits is suing the Pennsylvania child welfare agency over its practice of placing people on a child abuse registry without a hearing.

Washington lawsuit settled

6/9/2022

Washington Settles Lawsuit Involving Foster Youth Left Sleeping in Offices and Hotels 

This week, Washington’s child welfare agency announced a settlement agreement in a lawsuit over disabled foster youths’ constitutional rights.

Youth Services Insider

5/21/2022

Lawsuit Alleges End to End Failures in Alaska’s Child Welfare System

A class-action lawsuit filed last week accuses Alaska’s child welfare agency of failing to support birth parents, kinship caregivers and foster parents, while violating the requirements of the Indian Child Welfare Act. 

5/18/2022

Notorious Los Angeles Children’s Shelter Was Once a ‘House of Horrors,’ Lawsuit Alleges

In a lawsuit filed on Tuesday, a dozen former residents allege that they were sexually abused by staff at the now-shuttered MacLaren Children’s Center in Los Angeles County. Courtesy of Slater Slater Schulman LLP
Children lived in a “house of horrors” at one of the nation’s largest and most troubled shelters for foster youth, according to a lawsuit filed against Los Angeles County Tuesday.

Georgia Sued Over Alleged Failure to Protect Some Undocumented Youth

4/6/2022

Georgia is Sued Over Alleged Failure to Protect Some Undocumented Youth

In Georgia, child advocates are suing the state’s child welfare agency in federal court because it refuses to pay for the specialized legal services that some undocumented youth and young adults would need to fully protect their foster care benefits.

    Fresno County Settles Suit, Boosts Public Input Into Juvenile Justice Plan

    2/10/2022

    Fresno County Settles Suit, Boosts Public Input Into Juvenile Justice Plan

    Child advocates and Fresno County have reached a prompt settlement in a lawsuit over allegations that the California county was not adequately including the community in developing its juvenile justice realignment plan.

    Washington Will Stop Using Child Support to Fund Foster Care

    10/18/2021

    Washington State Allowed to Exit Foster Care Lawsuit Following Reforms

    Years after foster care children and their legal advocates sued the state of Washington over mental health services, a federal judge is satisfied that the state is committed to lasting changes.

    Colorado Supreme Court to Hear Appeal Involving Indian Child Welfare Act

    10/6/2021

    Federal Judge Allows Oregon Child Welfare Lawsuit to Proceed

    A class-action lawsuit alleging that the state of Oregon has violated the rights of children in its child welfare system may proceed, a federal judge ruled last week.