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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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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Too Young To Be Suspended? Charlotte Observer

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, ANNE DOSS HELMS, Should 5- to 8-year-olds be kicked out of school for behavior violations? A Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board committee will start discussing that question Wednesday, when it will review data on disciplinary actions against K-2...
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#SummerShareCLT 2016

Join Council for Children’s Rights in supporting the Council and  #summershareCLT and help your neighbors in need! July 11 – 22. 2016  While summer time may seem like the slow season for most of us, it can be the time of greatest need for many non-profits.  This...
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Profile: Young Ambassador Sabrina Clark

Take a moment to get to know, Sabrina Clark, a member of the Young Ambassadors Group (YAG) board, currently serving as its secretary. She joined YAG about a year ago, shortly after she moved to Charlotte from Nashville, TN. Sabrina is a committed ambassador for the...
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Standing with CMS and all Students

On Monday, June 20, CMS superintendent Ann Clark announced the expansion of bullying prevention regulations designed to offer clarity and guidance to teachers and principals and to provide “a safe and joyful journey for our transgender students.”   A...

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No solitary for NC inmates 17 and younger

Some good news out of Raleigh yesterday.  W. David Guice, commissioner of adult correction and juvenile justice, announced plans to eliminate the use of solitary confinement for inmates who are 17 and younger. The practice is scheduled to be phased out by September 1....

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If we don’t stand up for children,

then we don’t stand for much.  

Marian Wright Edelman

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