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Help for Children and Families

We are committed to helping children and families find the support and resources they need when they are facing a wide range of challenges.


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Make A Difference

Children in our community need your support now more than ever. You can give them a voice and the gift of hope.

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Get Involved -- Volunteer


We get by with more than a little help from our friends.  Looking for volunteers – attorneys and non-attorneys – to give a little of yourself and your time to make a real difference.


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Legal Services & Advocacy

We provide advocacy and legal services for children
in the areas of mental health, delinquency,
custody advocacy, special education,
and abuse and neglect.

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Research & Public Policy

We improve outcomes for children by working collaboratively with community partners to improve community infrastructure and increase the capacity and support of local child-serving agencies.
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The Power of the Mind: A Voice from Inside

by Daniel [The author requested that he be identified only by his first name] To the amazing young men and women incarcerated across the United States of America – my question to you is this: Take a long, hard look at where you at. Ask yourself – do you like where you...
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Public Forum – It Is Time To Raise The Age

The NC Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice is holding a series of public forums this month and will be coming to Charlotte on August 25.  This presents a real opportunity for making our voices heard on a critical issue in juvenile justice reform....
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Editorial: A Unifying Conversation (Charlotte Observer)

In Charlotte, as in every other community in America, children of color are arrested, charged as delinquents, incarcerated, suspended from school, and removed from their families to foster care at rates significantly out of line with their percentage of the...
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CMS Student Assignment Review Schedules

One of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education’s responsibilities is to develop a student assignment plan for students enrolled in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. The plan determines how students are assigned to schools, often based on where the student resides,...

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Craig Baldauf Joins Council Board of Directors

July 28, 2016: Council for Children’s Rights (CFCR) is pleased to announce that Craig Baldauf, Executive Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Wells Fargo, has joined the Council’s 2016-2017 Board of Directors.  Baldauf, who serves as Head of the Litigation and...

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If we don’t stand up for children,

then we don’t stand for much.  

Marian Wright Edelman

Our People/Our Stories

We are a community:  of advocates, attorneys, children, parents, volunteers, community partners.

We are Council for Children’s Rights and these are our stories.


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