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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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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Children Rising to the Challenge for Children

We hear lots of inspiring stories here at Council for Children’s Rights, but is there anything more moving than when children reach out to help children?   Board member and long-time child advocate Lesley Garafola sent in a very special donation from her three...
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Profile: Side by Side for Children’s Rights

by Sara Baez, Miami School of Law This article has been reprinted with permission from Miami School of Law. Our thank to author Sara Baez. “When Mitchell Feld, JD ’08, began his internship at the Council for Children’s Rights after his second year at Miami Law,... read more

2016 Student Assignment Survey Summary

  2016 Student Assignment Survey Summary May 17, 2016: Council for Children’s Rights, today released results from a survey on school assignment the agency distributed in February 2016.  The 4-question survey, distributed throughout Mecklenburg County, asked... read more

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then we don’t stand for much.  

Marian Wright Edelman

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