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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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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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Giving Back Podcast Features Bob Simmons

The mission and work of Council for Children's Rights is featured in July on the Giving Back Podcast.  Among the topics examined are the needs and challenges of children in foster care.  Bob shares his insights on the subject, offers an overview of the work of the...

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Raise the Age is A Reality in North Carolina

As you may have heard, last week both the NC House and Senate passed the State budget, which included raising the age of juvenile court jurisdiction from 15 to 17 years of age beginning in December 2019. While Governor Cooper vetoed the budget this week, both chambers...

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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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