Council approves new board members

Council approves new board members

At its January 2017 meeting, the board of Council for Children’s Rights approved the addition of three new members. Ellen Leitch comes to the Council with a long and broad background in community engagement.  Having recently moved to Charlotte with her husband...
Council responds on Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Council responds on Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Council ED Bob Simmons wrote in response to the Charlotte Observer article, Mecklenburg jailers hold some teens in solitary confinement. Critics call that torture.  An edited version of his letter to the editor appeared in the January 6th edition of the paper.  We...
CMS Surveys Parents of Children with IEPs

CMS Surveys Parents of Children with IEPs

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Programs for Exceptional Children (EC) is 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 meaningful mission and...
#CelebrateProBono 2016 – Fifth Annual Awards

#CelebrateProBono 2016 – Fifth Annual Awards

Council for Children’s Rights, Legal Aid of North Carolina/Charlotte and Legal Services of Southern Piedmont hosted the 5th annual Pro Bono Awards at the Mint Museum Uptown on Tuesday, October 25.  Over 250 people were present for the presentation of awards...

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