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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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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: Side by Side to Advance 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,...
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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...
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Abby’s Story-Teenagers Make Mistakes

Abby* was 14 years old when she was arrested. She made a mistake. It wasn’t her first and, as you know, it won’t be her last. She’s human. She’s only a teenager. With wealthy parents, a nice home and all the latest electronics, she had anything she wanted, except...
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Myth of the Natural Neighborhood

As we ponder and study the challenges of school assignment, The Century Foundation offers some food for thought on the meaning and construction of neighborhoods.   “A half-century of research demonstrates that having schools with high concentrations of... read more

Investigating the Racial Divide

Executive Director Bob Simmons was interviewed by WBTV recently to offer his perspective on the problems of implicit bias in school discipline and how we are working to change that. “When children are subjected to suspensions out of school it has an adverse... read more

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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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