Recognizing Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Recognizing Human Trafficking Awareness Month

JANUARY IS HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS MONTH …..and children are among its biggest victims.  Many think it is a problem that only affects third-world countries. The truth is North Carolina is a top-ten state in terms of human trafficking in this country.  Charlotte is...
Should 16- and 17-year olds be in solitary confinement?

Should 16- and 17-year olds be in solitary confinement?

Troubling and excellent piece on use of solitary confinement for youth in adult jail here in Mecklenburg County produced by The Charlotte Observer. Another reason we believe that NC should #raisetheage. “In 12 windowless cells at Mecklenburg County’s Jail North,...
After Stillness, Speak the Word Aloud

After Stillness, Speak the Word Aloud

An End of Year Message from Bob Simmons, Executive Director, Council for Children’s Rights We live in a noisy world. Voices are lifted in anger, frustration, and protest all around us. The cacophony of our political, technological, communal, and private lives...
Ways to Remember Detained Youth This Holiday

Ways to Remember Detained Youth This Holiday

Jennifer Gauthier is CEO of Lead4Life, Inc., an emerging nonprofit serving youth and adults in the criminal justice system in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. In a recent blog post for the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, she shared some ideas...

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