What is the Center for Children’s Rights?
A group of legal professionals and child advocates working to ensure the health and well-being of children by advancing child rights-based programs, systems, policies, advocacy, and legal representation.
Legal Advocacy: Youth can access legal assistance and information on their rights.
Policy Reform: Institutions and systems are evaluated to make sure that youth health and well-being are protected.
Youth Participation: Youth are given the opportunity to contribute to policy and decision making that affects them.
- Dignity and nondiscrimination: Kids deserve to be treated fairly and with respect;
- Heath and Well-being: Kids have a right to basic things to live, survive, and develop;
- Care for Kids: Decisions that affect kids should be made with one fundamental question at heart, “is this decision good for kids?”; and
- Youth’s Participation: Youth need to participate and have their views and voices considered when decisions affecting them are being made.