Deratany & Kosner Leads Initiative To Give Supplies To Foster Youth
In observance of National Foster Care Month, which has been recognized since 1988, Deratany & Kosner has been leading an initiative to provide support to organizations that are procuring supplies for foster youth. Foster children are uniquely at risk right now and many people don’t realize just how scarce supplies and activities are for them. We’ve been shining a spotlight on the need to protect and enhance the lives of these kids, through our work and our advocacy – and this month underscores the importance of us standing with these children as a community.
Want to help make a foster child’s day by donating an item off of Amazon wishlists from our organizational partners? Please check out the following wishlists.
National Foster Care Month usually has a theme determined by the Department of Health & Human Services. 2020’s theme is “Foster Care as a Support to Families, Not a Substitute for Parents.”
Deratany & Kosner in the News
On Saturday, May 23rd, Jay Paul Deratany spoke with Fox 32 Chicago about the firm’s National Foster Care Month luggage-collecting campaign.
On Sunday, May 24th, Jay Paul Deratany spoke with 101.9 The Mix Chicago and 97.1 The Drive about the importance of protecting foster children. Listen to the interview:
Are you a member of the media or a nonprofit leader looking to talk to Jay about foster care issues, too? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19: How It’s Impacting Foster Care
& Personal Injury Law
COVID-19 Continues To Impact Various Aspects of The Legal Field
The COVID19 pandemic has unleashed widespread consequences for nearly every aspect of daily life. As the virus continues to rattle the economy and public safety measures, it’s also been impacting many different aspects of the legal field – including foster care and personal injury.
Personal injury law is another area of the legal field that we specialize in, and we’re seeing far-reaching consequences from the pandemic ripple through it. Not only are there systematic case filing delays and logistical issues to contend with, but there could be an increased need for legal representation. Businesses that are reopening may be doing so hastily or without proper protection,thereby putting employees and customers at risk.
Do you have concerns about safety and liability because of the pandemic? Are you being recklessly exposed or trying to find ways to safely conduct business? Legal responsibility doesn’t stop for anything –reach out to us today.
Jay Deratany Argues Case At The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
“Even UN torture laws say that you don’t interrogate an individual in front of their known abusers – it emboldens further abuse.”
Late last month, Jay Paul Deratany argued at the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Lipman et al v Armond Budish. The details that he has laid out are poignant and demonstrate the importance of legal accountability for abusers and the protection of abused children. “State actors interrogated a 5 year old disabled child about whether or not she was abused while being restrained by her schizophrenic, unmedicated known abusers – this occurred not once, not twice, but five times.” She was abused afterwards.
You can find the audio recording of the case argument here. Deratany & Kosner will continue to fight for the most vulnerable among us.