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December 6, 2019 by National Center for Youth Law

A Historic Victory for Children in Missouri


Today, the National Center for Youth Law celebrates a historic win on behalf of children in Missouri’s foster care system. A Federal court judge has granted final approval to a groundbreaking settlement designed to ensure that children in foster care in the state are administered psychotropic medications only when safe and necessary.

The settlement resolves the civil rights lawsuit M.B. v. Corsi, the first federal class-action lawsuit in the country to focus singularly on the widespread and often dangerous use of psychotropic medications among youth in foster care. The agreement will benefit the more than 13,000 children in the state’s foster care system and sets a strong legal precedent that may lead to greater safety in the use of psychotropics among youth in foster care nationwide.

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