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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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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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Michael’s Story

Michael needed a superhero just like you. Nothing Michael* ever did seemed to be good enough for his father.  His dad used to get angry…a lot. He yelled at Michael, threatened him, and made him feel worthless.  Sadly, these were just “normal” parts of a typical day in...
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North Carolina moves to Raise the Age

Good news out of Raleigh for the youth of North Carolina!   A final state budget rolled out by the General Assembly on Tuesday, June 20, included policy provision and funding for raising the age of juvenile court jurisdiction from 15 to 17. When the budget is adopted...
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CMS offers Movin’ With Summer Meals again this summer

Schools out for summer!    But while that creates excitement for many kids, some parents worry about how to make sure their children still have a good breakfast and lunch. Once again this summer over thirty local Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will provide breakfast...
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Editorial: Gratitude, Hope and The Long Arc to Justice

As we approach our national day of Thanksgiving 2016, it is a good time to remember again what we are grateful for at the Council. We are grateful for our volunteers. We are grateful for all of you who have joined the family of child advocates to support our shared...

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A New Resolve to Advocate – John R. Wester

At the annual Pro Bono Awards on October 25, Council for Children's Rights, Legal Aid of North Carolina and Legal Services of Southern Piedmont presented the Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award to John R. "Buddy" Wester for his outstanding and ground-breaking pro...

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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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