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About A Better Childhood

A Better Childhood is a national nonprofit advocacy organization that uses the courts to reform dysfunctional child welfare systems around the country.
  • New Jersey

MURPHY OFFICIAL SAYS CHILD WELFARE ‘WITHIN REACH’ AFTER 15 YEARS AND BILLIONS SPENT. IS IT? (07.18.18)

Meltzer's [monitor's] report said the agency's daily work from July 1 - December 31, 2017, has improved but remains "inconsistent." According to Meltzer's report, five goals were newly met; seven remain elusive.​

July 18, 2018|Media Articles, New Jersey|
  • A Better Childhood

LEGENDARY CHILD RIGHTS ATTORNEY STAFFS UP TO STORM THE BIG CITY (07.09.18)

"You still see news stories constantly about problems at child welfare agencies, there is still a need to more clearly define constitutional rights for children. And that's what we are going to try to do," Lowry said. "We plan to bring new cases to try to more fully develop those constitutional principles."

July 9, 2018|About ABC, Media Articles|
  • Oklahoma

JUDGE ORDERS DHS TO RELOCATE REMAINING CHILDREN AT LAURA DESTER CENTER BY JUNE 30 (06.06.18)

"When the state refuses to act and jeopardizes the well-being of children, the monitoring group has the right to turn their order into a federal court order that the children's lawyers can enforce," said Lowry, who also was co-lead plaintiffs' attorney in the lawsuit against DHS. "That is what has happened here."

June 6, 2018|Media Articles, Oklahoma|
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