Make A Difference

We need your help to defend the rights of more children, and The Leon Levine Foundation  has graciously offered a Spring Challenge to inspire your involvement

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Join the Council in helping to spread awareness of the role we all play
in keeping kids safe and protected.

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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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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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Profile: Board member Leslie Schlernitzauer

Ask Board member Leslie Schlernitzauer how long she’s been involved with the Council and she quickly responds, “I have no idea…..since the beginning of time!”  Introduced to the work of the Council years ago through her mother, Sis Kaplan, and Dolly Tate, one of the...
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Common Ground – School Boundaries Feedback Part 1

Last week, the Board of Education revealed a  draft student assignment plan that unified school board members. There is still more work to be done but it hinged on a particular theme: common ground. In February, the Council distributed a survey with a simple question...
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Pinwheels for Prevention

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Council for Children’s Rights is proud to be proud of the Mecklenburg Child Abuse Prevention Team, a collaborative of over a dozen agencies joining forces to build public awareness and provide resources about child abuse...
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Protecting All Our Children – Thoughts on HB2

by Bob Simmons, Executive Director Safety, particularly the protection of children and women from male predators in women’s restrooms, was the principal justification offered by the General Assembly and the Governor for their adoption of the law known as HB2.... read more

2016 Child Maltreatment Report Released

Council for Children’s Rights released its 2016 Child Maltreatment Report this week. One of the most significant issues concerning child welfare is abuse and neglect. During fiscal year 2014-15, 14,047 children, or 5.8% of all children under age 18, were... read more

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