October Is Youth Justice Awareness Month

An estimated 250,000 youth
are tried, sentenced, or incarcerated as adults
every year across the United States.

Most of these crimes are non-violent offenses.

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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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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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Editorial: Children Come First – Then, Now, and Always

October 30 marks the end of 19 months since I became Executive Director of Council for Children’s Rights. While I was busy each day figuring out how to serve our phenomenal Staff as they serve our community’s children, the Council passed an important milestone: March...
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Council Urges Governor McCrory to Comply with PREA

Letter sent this week in support of implementation of the Youth Inmate Standard to Protect Children in Adult Prisons October 11, 2016 --  Council for Children’s Rights, a Charlotte-based non-profit offering legal representation and advocacy services for children in...
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Voter Information – Election 2016

General Election Schedule Voter Registration Deadline Friday, October 14, 2016 Registration Form EARLY VOTING:  Begins: Thursday, October 20, 2016  -  Ends: Saturday, November 5, 2016 (1:00 pm) Locations and Instructions on what to Bring for Same Day Registration HERE...
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2016 Pro Bono Award Honorees

Council for Children’s Rights (CFCR) Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) and Legal Services of the Southern Piedmont (LSSP) will host the fifth annual Pro Bono Awards on Tuesday, October 25, 2015 at the Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts. These awards...

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If we don’t stand up for children,

then we don’t stand for much.  

Marian Wright Edelman

Our People/Our Stories

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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