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