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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 & 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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Council Releases New State of Mecklenburg’s Children Report

Did you know that in 2015, 16.8% of high school students reported being bullied on school property?  Or that 32.3% of families living in poverty are headed by single mothers? Council for Children's Rights' released its latest report on the State of Mecklenburg's...
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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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Council for Children’s Rights Names John A. Fagg, Jr. as President of Board of Directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 11, 2017 - CHARLOTTE:  Council for Children’s Rights (CFCR), a Charlotte non-profit providing advocacy and legal representation services for children, is pleased to announce the election of John A. Fagg, Jr. as president of the Council’s...
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CMS Student Assignment Review Phase II

CMS has begun Phase II of its Student Assignment Review process and community meeting are taking place throughout the month of February. During this phase of review, CMS's stated goal is to work with the community to evaluate existing home school attendance boundaries...

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Legal Services & Advocacy

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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Our People/Our Stories

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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