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“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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Editorial: Moving Forward Together for Children

by Bob Simmons, executive director Council for Children's Rights It is already the middle of August. Where does the time go? For K-12 students, August combines the exhilarating freedom of a waning summer vacation with the looming excitement of a new school year. As...
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Charlotte Talks Shines a Light on Child Trafficking

Charlotte is a hot spot for human trafficking.  North Carolina is a top-ten state for the practice and because of our geography, Charlotte is the number one city for human trafficking in the state.  Young people are particularly vulnerable to this and some Charlotte...
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A New and Expanded Season for First Wednesday Workshops

School is starting up again here in Mecklenburg County and Council for Children’s Rights wants to help families get off to a strong start.  Our First Wednesdays series begins its new season of special education and school discipline workshops on September 6 with great...
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Council approves new board members

At its January 2017 meeting, the board of Council for Children's Rights approved the addition of three new members. Ellen Leitch comes to the Council with a long and broad background in community engagement.  Having recently moved to Charlotte with her husband David ...

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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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