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Charlotte Talks Interviews Dwayne Betts

Author Dwayne Betts and Council executive director Bob Simmons were the featured guests on the Charlotte Talks program on public radio station WFAE today (Feb 27). Host Mike Collins spoke with them in conjunction with Betts' appearance here in Charlotte for the...

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Council Board President Honored by NC Bar Association

Congratulations are in order for Council Board Chair, Brandon Lofton.   The attorney with Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson has been named to the list of this year’s recipients of the Citizen Lawyer Award presented by the Local Bar Outreach Committee of the North...

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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 David ...

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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...

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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...

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#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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2016 Pro Bono Award Honorees

Council for Children’s Rights (CFCR) Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) and Legal Services of the Southern Piedmont (LSSP) will host the fifth annual Pro Bono Awards on Tuesday, October 25, 2015 at the Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts. These awards...

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Are You Smarter Event Cancelled

Who:      Young Ambassadors Group (YAG) of Council for Children’s Rights What:    CANCELLATION of Are You Smarter Than A Middle Schooler?   When:     Thursday, September 22, 2015 –7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. In light of the State of Emergency and the possibility of a curfew...

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Young Ambassadors Host Are You Smarter?

Young Ambassadors Group of Council for Children’s Rights hosts “Are You Smarter than a Middle Schooler? ” at NASCAR Hall of Fame  For Immediate Release:   September 8, 2016  Who:   Young Ambassadors Group (YAG) of Council for Children’s Rights will host its largest...

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Diversion Programs Benefit Youth – WSOC-TV

Mitchell Feld, Director of the Council's Children's Defense Team, spoke with WSOC-TV about the importance and effectiveness of youth diversion programs.  The city is considering accepting renewing grant funding from the state for CMPD to continue its youth diversion...

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Editorial: Raise the Age – Gaston Gazette

North Carolina may be “first in flight,” but our state is also dangerously close to being last in the nation in how we treat young people who end up in the criminal justice system. Under a nearly 100-year-old law, North Carolina remains one of only two states in the...

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