The Children’s Voice

The Children’s Voice is a monthly newsletter from the Council sent out via email.   Archived copies are listed below.  Want to be included on our mailing list – sign up via the contact form in the right hand column.

Questions about your subscription?  Contact LuAnn Ritsema, Director of Communication and Marketing


August – Moving Forward Together for Children 

July – North Carolina Raises the Age!

June – Appointments, Awards, Action Alerts and More 

May – Not for Adults Alone: Children’s Rights and the Promise of Gault

April – An Open Letter to the Opportunity Task Force

March – HB 280 – The Right Thing To Do

February – A Night for Children’s Rights 

January – MLK and The Fierce Urgency of Now


December – After Stillness, Say the Word Aloud

November – Gratitude, Hope, and the Long Arc to Justice

October – Children Come First: Then, Now, Always

September – Momentum Grows for Raise the Age

Summer – July/August – A Unifying Conversation

June – Good News From Raleigh 

May – You Can Impact Children

April – Protecting All Children – Thoughts on HB2

March – We Must Stand For Children – A Night for Children’s Rights

February – We Need To Talk – And Listen

January — Good News (And Not So) from Raleigh 


December — Shine a Light For Children’s Rights

November – A Season of Gratitude

October – Celebrating Pro Bono Service

September – School Assignment, Part 2

August – Back to School for CMS

July – NC Proposed Budget

June – Looking Back and Looking Forward

May —  Taking it To Extremes

April — Child Abuse Awareness Month

March – Council Announces New Executive Director

February – James Ford, On The Path of Possibilities

January – Welcoming 2015


Email Newsletters And Policy Updates

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Charlotte Talks Shines a Light on Child Trafficking

Charlotte is a hot spot for human trafficking.  North Carolina is a top-ten state for the practice and because of our geography, Charlotte is the number one city for human trafficking in the state.  Young people are particularly vulnerable to this and some Charlotte...

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A New and Expanded Season for First Wednesday Workshops

A New and Expanded Season for First Wednesday Workshops

School is starting up again here in Mecklenburg County and Council for Children’s Rights wants to help families get off to a strong start.  Our First Wednesdays series begins its new season of special education and school discipline workshops on September 6 with great...

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