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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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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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Food, Fellowship, and Philanthropy Meet the Challenge

Challenge grant from The Leon Levine Foundation inspires $82,000 for children in need.  On June 6, CFCR board member Leslie Schlernitzauer and her husband Bruce hosted 57 CFCR friends and supporters for a dinner to commemorate the 50th anniversary of In re Gault, the...

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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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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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