Celebrating Children's Rights

Let’s fulfill the promise and ensure the rights of children to due process.


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Believe in Children

“All kids need is
a little help,
a little hope, and
somebody who believes in them.”

Ervin “Magic” Johnson
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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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NC House Passes HB 280 “Raise the Age Legislation”

  May 17, 2017 -- Today the North Carolina House passed legislation that would raise the age for juvenile jurisdiction for 16- and 17-year-olds who currently are automatically prosecuted for crimes as adults. The "Raise the Age" legislation was passed with a...
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Charlotte Talks Takes on #Gault and Raise the Age

Public radio station WFAE welcomed Council Executive Director Bob Simmons, District Court Judge Elizabeth Trosch, and Asst. Public Defender Mujtaba Mohammed to the Charlotte Talks studios this morning for a program focusing on juvenile justice issues and reform. Fifty...
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State House Likely To Vote on Raise The Age This Week-Action Alert

The time for change is now. We are told that the State House will likely vote this week on House Bill 280, the Juvenile Justice Reinvestment Act, which would keep most kids out of the adult court system by raising the age of juvenile court jurisdiction. North Carolina...
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Deborah Hampton: The Big Heart That Inspires Others

It is not possible to have too many good things to say about Council for Children's Rights board member, Deborah Hampton.  So we are pleased to be able to share the following article, which first appeared in Bank of America's Diversity and Inclusion Business Council...

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custody advocacy, special education,
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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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