Carolyn Brown Retires After 30 Years at the Council

It was supposed to be a temporary job – just filling in for a couple of weeks at what was then Council for Children.  But that two-week temp job turned into a decades long career for the Council’s Director of Administration, Carolyn Brown. What happened?  “I fell in...

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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...

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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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Food, Fellowship, and Philanthropy Meet the Challenge

Challenge grant from The Leon Levine Foundation inspires $82,000 for children in need.  On June 6, CFCR board member Leslie Schlernitzauer and her husband Bruce hosted 57 CFCR friends and supporters for a dinner to commemorate the 50th anniversary of In re Gault, the...

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Charlotte Talks Takes on #Gault and Raise the Age

Public radio station WFAE welcomed Council Executive Director Bob Simmons, District Court Judge Elizabeth Trosch, and Asst. Public Defender Mujtaba Mohammed to the Charlotte Talks studios this morning for a program focusing on juvenile justice issues and reform. Fifty...

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Deborah Hampton: The Big Heart That Inspires Others

It is not possible to have too many good things to say about Council for Children's Rights board member, Deborah Hampton.  So we are pleased to be able to share the following article, which first appeared in Bank of America's Diversity and Inclusion Business Council...

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Clark To Present Costs on CMS School Assignment

Plans for the new CMS School Assignment plan continue to move forward. Superintendent Ann Clark will present information on what those proposed changes will cost at a public meeting scheduled for next week. The plan has received mixed reviews, not surprising or...

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Join Us in Signing the #Gaultat50 Statement of Principles

On May 15th, we will commemorate the 50th anniversary of In re Gault, the case that transformed our juvenile court system and established the rights of children to counsel and due process. Though we have come a long way since that day, the promise of Gault has not...

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Child Abuse Prevention – What you Can Do

    Strong communities help to grow strong kids and families. Communities have a great impact on the lives of children and families. Just as plants are more likely to thrive in a garden with good soil and plenty of sunlight and water, families are more...

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