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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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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Are You Smarter Event Cancelled

Who:      Young Ambassadors Group (YAG) of Council for Children’s Rights What:    CANCELLATION of Are You Smarter Than A Middle Schooler?   When:     Thursday, September 22, 2015 –7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. In light of the State of Emergency and the possibility of a...
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Editorial: Raise the Age – Gaston Gazette

North Carolina may be “first in flight,” but our state is also dangerously close to being last in the nation in how we treat young people who end up in the criminal justice system. Under a nearly 100-year-old law, North Carolina remains one of only two states in...
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The Time To Raise The Age is Now

It’s Time for North Carolina to Raise the Age! On Thursday, August 25, the NC Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice hosted a public forum in Charlotte, one of several held across the state in August.  The commission has been charged...
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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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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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If we don’t stand up for children,

then we don’t stand for much.  

Marian Wright Edelman

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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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