Children's Rights

7 ABA Journal Children's Rights articles.

ABA will advocate to end unreasonable restraints, seclusion and searches of children

Leslie Margolis once represented a 7-year-old child in foster care who had been restrained more than 147 times by his school’s staff. Margolis shared the story with the House of Delegates at the ABA Annual Meeting as it considered a trio of resolutions related to the well-being and rights of children and youth.

How losing RBG could shape criminal justice for years to come

Juvenile lifers, victims of police misconduct and immigrants convicted of minor crimes are among those with a lot at stake before the changing court

Foster care agencies that contract with the government shouldn’t discriminate, ABA says in amicus brief
When contracting with the city of Philadelphia to provide foster care services, Catholic Social Services must adhere to the government’s nondiscrimination policies, the ABA told the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday.
Children should be protected from unreasonable restraints, seclusion and searches, ABA House says
The well-being and rights of children and youth were addressed in three resolutions approved by the ABA House of Delegates at the annual meeting on Monday.
Are you an attorney who wants to get involved at the border? The ABA offers ways to do it
Federal judge orders intervention in Texas detention centers holding immigrant children

After lawyers’ reports on conditions at a Texas detention center prompted a national outcry in June, a federal judge has ordered an independent monitor to improve health and sanitation at…

Inhumane treatment of immigrant children violates ‘law, court settlements and common decency,’ ABA says
The ABA is "appalled by credible reports of hundreds of children being held in unsafe and unhealthy conditions in violation of federal and state law, court settlements and common decency," ABA President Bob Carlson said Tuesday.