Angela Burton, an associate professor of law at the City University of New York School of Law, said she will seek support for an analysis of the issue in New York, and hopes to get help from researchers and nonprofit children's rights organizations. Burton, the former director of the Children's Rights and Family Law Clinic at Syracuse University College of Law, pointed out that other large states - including Texas and Florida - found high rates of psychotropic drug use for foster children.
In response, those states have either enacted or are considering reforms.
"Our children are probably experiencing some of the same issues, and it would serve us well and serve our children well to find out what's going on," she
"I think clearly children are already ... the disenfranchised and voiceless members of society," Burton