Raise the Age is A Reality in North Carolina

Raise the Age is A Reality in North Carolina

As you may have heard, last week both the NC House and Senate passed the State budget, which included raising the age of juvenile court jurisdiction from 15 to 17 years of age beginning in December 2019. While Governor Cooper vetoed the budget this week, both chambers...
Michael’s Story

Michael’s Story

Michael needed a superhero just like you. Nothing Michael* ever did seemed to be good enough for his father.  His dad used to get angry…a lot. He yelled at Michael, threatened him, and made him feel worthless.  Sadly, these were just “normal” parts of a typical day in...
North Carolina moves to Raise the Age

North Carolina moves to Raise the Age

Good news out of Raleigh for the youth of North Carolina!   A final state budget rolled out by the General Assembly on Tuesday, June 20, included policy provision and funding for raising the age of juvenile court jurisdiction from 15 to 17. When the budget is adopted...
CMS offers Movin’ With Summer Meals again this summer

CMS offers Movin’ With Summer Meals again this summer

Schools out for summer!    But while that creates excitement for many kids, some parents worry about how to make sure their children still have a good breakfast and lunch. Once again this summer over thirty local Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will provide breakfast...
Juvenile Defenders Reflect – NC Bar Journal

Juvenile Defenders Reflect – NC Bar Journal

The May edition of the North Carolina Bar Journal features an article entitled “Juvenile Defenders Reflect on Their Careers and 50 Years Since.”  Juvenile Defender Eric Zogry interviews a panel featuring  Barbara Fedders, assistant professor at UNC School of Law and...

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