Believe in Children

“All kids need is
a little help,
a little hope, and
somebody who believes in them.”

Ervin “Magic” Johnson
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Help For Children And Families

We are committed to helping children and families find the support and resources they need when they are facing a wide range of challenges.

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Get Involved -- Volunteer

 

We get by with more than a little help from our friends.  Looking for volunteers – attorneys and non-attorneys – to give a little of yourself and your time to make a real difference.

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Bob Simmons appointed to NC Social Services Commission

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  MAY 24, 2017:  Governor Roy Cooper has appointed Bob Simmons, executive director of Council for Children’s Rights, to serve on the North Carolina Social Services Commission representing District 12.  Simmons will serve a four year term. This...
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Charlotte Observer Viewpoint-Let’s talk about what social engineering really is, Rep. Stone

In response to “Lawmaker wants CMS boundary delay” (May 16): N.C. Rep. Scott Stone issued a veiled threat last week against Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials should they...
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NC House Passes HB 280 “Raise the Age Legislation”

  May 17, 2017 -- Today the North Carolina House passed legislation that would raise the age for juvenile jurisdiction for 16- and 17-year-olds who currently are automatically prosecuted for crimes as adults. The "Raise the Age" legislation was passed with a...
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Editorial: The Fierce Urgency of Now

by Bob Simmons Today, and each year on this day, we celebrate the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a national holiday. When America remembers Dr. King, we do well to recall the dreams he expressed at the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963, a century after...

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We provide advocacy and legal services for children
in the areas of mental health, delinquency,
custody advocacy, special education,
and abuse and neglect.

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Research & Policy

We improve outcomes for children by working collaboratively with community partners to improve community infrastructure and increase the capacity and support of local child-serving agencies.

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We are a community:  of advocates, attorneys, children, parents, volunteers, community partners.

We are Council for Children’s Rights and these are our stories.

 

If we don’t stand up for children,

then we don’t stand for much.  

Marian Wright Edelman

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