No solitary for NC inmates 17 and younger

No solitary for NC inmates 17 and younger

Some good news out of Raleigh yesterday.  W. David Guice, commissioner of adult correction and juvenile justice, announced plans to eliminate the use of solitary confinement for inmates who are 17 and younger. The practice is scheduled to be phased out by September 1....
Leon Levine Foundation Match Challenge Met

Leon Levine Foundation Match Challenge Met

  JUNE 2016:  Last month, The Leon Levine Foundation offered a match challenge of $25,000 for all new and increased gifts made to the Council before May 31st. Thanks to an outpouring of support from generous community members like you, every dollar of The Leon...
2016 Student Assignment Survey Summary

2016 Student Assignment Survey Summary

  2016 Student Assignment Survey Summary May 17, 2016: Council for Children’s Rights, today released results from a survey on school assignment the agency distributed in February 2016.  The 4-question survey, distributed throughout Mecklenburg County, asked...
Investigating the Racial Divide

Investigating the Racial Divide

Executive Director Bob Simmons was interviewed by WBTV recently to offer his perspective on the problems of implicit bias in school discipline and how we are working to change that. “When children are subjected to suspensions out of school it has an adverse...
Protecting All Our Children – Thoughts on HB2

Protecting All Our Children – Thoughts on HB2

by Bob Simmons, Executive Director Safety, particularly the protection of children and women from male predators in women’s restrooms, was the principal justification offered by the General Assembly and the Governor for their adoption of the law known as HB2....
2016 Child Maltreatment Report Released

2016 Child Maltreatment Report Released

Council for Children’s Rights released its 2016 Child Maltreatment Report this week. One of the most significant issues concerning child welfare is abuse and neglect. During fiscal year 2014-15, 14,047 children, or 5.8% of all children under age 18, were...

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