Believe in Children

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

Ervin “Magic” Johnson

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.

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.

2017 Pro Bono Awards Recognizes Service

For more information, please contact: LuAnn Ritsema Council for Children’s Rights 704.943.9611 luann@cfcrights.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:­ October 16, 2017 Local pro bono attorneys, advocates recognized by nonprofits at 2017 Pro Bono Awards CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The...

Making Sense of the NCGA

by  Jaimelee Behrendt-Mihalski What exactly happened for children in one of the shortest North Carolina General Assembly (NCGA) long sessions since 1973?  As policy advocate at Council for Children’s Rights (CFCR), one of my goals is to help make sense of that. When I...

Editorial: The Anniversary of Truth

by Bob Simmons Council for Children’s Rights is a partner in Race Matters for Juvenile Justice, participating on the Leadership Team, the Speakers Bureau, and various other committees and initiatives. Last fall, with the rest of the RMJJ partners, we approached...

Charlotte Talks Interviews Dwayne Betts

Author Dwayne Betts and Council executive director Bob Simmons were the featured guests on the Charlotte Talks program on public radio station WFAE today (Feb 27). Host Mike Collins spoke with them in conjunction with Betts' appearance here in Charlotte for the...

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Council Board President Honored by NC Bar Association

Congratulations are in order for Council Board Chair, Brandon Lofton.   The attorney with Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson has been named to the list of this year’s recipients of the Citizen Lawyer Award presented by the Local Bar Outreach Committee of the North...

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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.

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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