In The News

Opportunity Task Force speaks out where others remain silent
Charlotte Observer, Viewpoint, April 6, 2017

Think Fast: What to do If you Think A Child is Being Abused
WBTV, February 28, 2017

A Few Things $87.5 Millions Would Buy
Charlotte Observer, January 2017

Council Responds on Solitary For Juveniles
Letter to the Editor, Charlotte Observer, January 6, 2017

 Press Releases

Council Releases 2017 Child Maltreatment Report

A Night for Children’s Rights Features Author and Advocate Dwayne Betts



July 2016 State of Mecklenburg’s Children

2016 Student Assignment Survey Summary

2016 Child Maltreatment Executive Summary

2016 Child Maltreatment Report

Jan2016 State of Mecklenburg’s Children

Press Releases

Council Urges Governor to Implement Youth Inmate Standard

Young Ambassadors Group Hosts Are You Smarter Than A Middle Schooler

Council Welcomes New Board Member Craig Baldauf

Student Assignment Survey Summary Released

Council Releases 2016 Child Maltreatment Report

Council Announces New Board President

In the News

Charlotte to Vote on Grant for Program Helping At Risk Teens
WSOC-TV – September 8, 2016

Raising the Age in Adult Court Offers Troubled Youth a Chance for Services
Gaston Gazette Editorial – September 2, 2016

Raise the Age Gains More Support
WBTV – August 31, 2016

To Solve Racial Tensions, We Must Concede Concerns of Black and Blue
Charlotte Observer Viewpoint – August 12, 2016

Local Child Abuse Feature 
WSOC-TV — July 28, 2016

Previewing the 4th Annual Young Professionals Mixer
Wilson’s Word – WCCB The CW – July 27, 2016

Charlotte Non-Profit Release Survey Results on Values for CMS Student Assignment
News 14 – Time Warner Cable – May 18, 2016

Investigating the Racial Divide
WBTV – May, 2016

Student Assignment Plan Reason for Optimism
Charlotte Observer, Letters, April 15, 2016

North Carolina’s discriminatory House Bill 2 will hurt trans-gendered youth
Charlotte Observer, April 6, 2016


Press Releases

Council Receives Grant From The Duke Endowment

Local Pro Bono Attorney, Advocates Recognized at Pro Bono Awards

Klitsch Named Outstanding Young Lawyer by NACC

CFCR Names Tribble as Director of Development

Envision and Empower at the Mint Museum

Child Abuse Prevention Month Launches April 2

Council Announces New Executive Director

A Night For Chidlren’s Rights Features James Ford

 In the News

Some Things Can Wait, The Child Cannot — Op Ed by Bob Simmons
Charlotte Observer – August 2015

I Love It When A Plan Comes Together – Profile of ED Bob Simmons
Mecklenburg Bar News – August 2015

 Area Children’s Summer Programs In Danger
News14 Carolina – June 2015

What We’ll Lose — OST Funding
Charlotte Agenda June 2015

Keep work going strong for out-of-school-time
Charlotte Observer, June 2015

Pro Bono Work Always in Demand
Charlotte Business Journal, May 2015

A Night for Children’s Rights Photo Gallery
Society Charlotte, April 2015

Hope, hurdles in mental Health: Cardinal’s First Year
Charlotte Observer, April 2015

NC Bill Would Reduce Number of Teens in Adult Court
Charlotte Observer, April 2015

Council for Children’s Rights Names… Leader
Charlotte Observer,  February 2015

Local Official Promote Child Abuse Awareness Month – Charlotte Observer 


In the News

Corporal Punishment – WFAE Charlotte Talks October 2014

Groups Collaborating on After School Programs – Charlotte Observer September 2014

Study: Race Gender affect CMS Discipline – Charlotte Observer June 2014





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