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Take Action Now to Raise The Age

Take Action Now to Raise The Age

It’s been an incredible few weeks for Raise the Age! House Bill 280 was introduced in Raleigh with strong bi-partisan support and a total of 68 co-sponsors (a majority of the House). The Raise the Age Charlotte Town Hall was both inspirational and informative...
Wear Blue Thursday for Child Abuse Prevention

Wear Blue Thursday for Child Abuse Prevention

In an act of solidarity, child advocates and local schools will turn Mecklenburg County blue on Thursday, April 6, 2017, as they wear the color of child abuse prevention to bring awareness to this critical issue. The Mecklenburg Child Abuse Prevention Team, (of which...
2017 Child Maltreatment Report Released

2017 Child Maltreatment Report Released

Council for Children’s Rights released its 2017 Child Maltreatment Report this week. The annual report is published each year in April in conjunction with national Child Abuse Prevention Month. During fiscal year 2015-16, 14,527 children, or 5.5% of all children...
Council Honors Child Abuse Prevention Month

Council Honors Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month….  and Council for Children’s Rights is part of the Mecklenburg Child Abuse Prevention Team, a group of child-serving organizations and individuals who have joined forces to help build public awareness around the issue...
Keeping Kids Safe Online

Keeping Kids Safe Online

  As in the “real” world, children are vulnerable when they enter the world of the internet.  Even without meaning to, it is easy for them to come into contact with the darker side of the net.   In our work at the Council, we have become all too familiar with the...

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