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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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 & 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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Board Member Kelly Brooks-Charlottean of the Year

FOUR YEARS AGO, when SHARE Charlotte was still in its infancy and trying to gather supporters and clients, Kelly Brooks met with as many people as possible to sell her idea of bringing all of Charlotte’s nonprofits together. It didn’t take long before person after...
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Editorial: Gratitude, Hope and The Long Arc to Justice

As we approach our national day of Thanksgiving 2016, it is a good time to remember again what we are grateful for at the Council. We are grateful for our volunteers. We are grateful for all of you who have joined the family of child advocates to support our shared...
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A New Resolve to Advocate – John R. Wester

At the annual Pro Bono Awards on October 25, Council for Children's Rights, Legal Aid of North Carolina and Legal Services of Southern Piedmont presented the Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award to John R. "Buddy" Wester for his outstanding and ground-breaking pro...
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The Power of School Integration – Bronx Students View

NYC schools currently serve 1.1 million students in some of the most separate and unequal schools in the country. IntegrateNYC4me operates under the assumption that the best experts on the impacts of segregation and inequities within our school system are students...

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CMS Surveys Parents of Children with IEPs

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Programs for Exceptional Children (EC) is pleased to share is working on the next phase of work in addressing the needs of CMS students with disabilities.  EC teachers, staff and their central office team collaborated to develop a...

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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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