LFC News

Protecting the Indian Child Welfare Act at the Supreme Court

LFC, and 30 other children’s rights organizations signed onto an amicus brief in support of the law and the protections it grants Native American children and their tribal communities.

Child Advocates File Lawsuit Seeking to Terminate the New York State Office of Children and Family Services’ Host Homes Program

Supreme Court to Hear Foster Care Discrimination Case

The justices will consider whether a city may exclude a Catholic adoption agency from its foster care system because it refuses to work with gay couples.

Children's Justice Demands Racial Justice

In the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and
countless others, Lawyers For Children stands in solidarity with the Black community, including our Black colleagues, friends, and our young clients.

Court Rules Against Unnecessary Foster Care Placement

A New York State Appellate Court issued a crucial decision on July 16th, finding that the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children, or ICPC, does not apply when an out-of-state, non-respondent parent seeks custody.

Court Rules Arrest Warrants for Youth in Foster Care Illegal

New York State Appellate Court, in a unanimous opinion, barred child welfare agencies from using arrest warrants to return young people to foster care

LFC Argues Against Arrest Warrants for Foster Youth

Lawyers For Children filed an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit challenging the NYC Administration for Children’s Services’ (ACS) use of arrest warrants to return young people to foster care and the Family Court’s authority to grant them.

LFC Strongly Opposes Proposal to Detain Immigrant Children Indefinitely, Citing National Child Welfare Standards

Lawyers For Children submitted public comments strongly urging the U.S. to abide by the longstanding Flores Settlement Agreement that prevents immigrant children from being unnecessarily detained and maintain policies that protect immigrant children in federal custody

Federal Judge Strikes Down Zero-Tolerance Family Separation Policy

A federal court in San Diego ordered the Trump Administration to reunify children under 5 with their families within two weeks and all other children within 30 days.

Lawyers For Children Founder Honored by American Bar Association

The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Litigation presented its 2018 John Minor Wisdom Public Service and Professionalism Award to Karen J. Freedman

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