KIDS LAW CENTER
FAILS KIDS - FORCING FOUNDATION TO STEP IN
On 3 October 2001, Keenan's Kids Foundation launched the Keenan's
Kids Law Center - the first ever children's rights law center started
by a private foundation.
PURPOSE: The Keenan's Kids Law Center has as its core mission prosecuting
lawsuits on behalf of Georgia's abused, neglected and at risk children
- children who are neglected by the institutions and governmental
agencies that are supposed to protect them. Each and every case prosecuted
by the law center will be done pro-bono - at no cost to the clients
whatsoever. The lawsuits chosen by the center will have a central
goal - that is to bring about major systemic changes in the way children
are treated by government and institutions.
TIME Magazine listed Georgia as one of the three worst states in dealing
with children under protective custody, the cover story was titled:
"The Shame of Foster Care". 60 Minutes II, in a story detailing the
death of a child in protective custody, titled its newscast: "Georgia,
A State of Neglect". For nearly 25 years, the child protective system
has deteriorated into a state of almost meltdown. The State has consistently
shown a lack of leadership and all legislative reforms have failed.
When the State fails its children, they must be held accountable in
the Courts of Law.
For more information and detail on the projects, activities and successes
of the Law Center, please see www.keenanskidslawcenter.com.