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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Help For Children And 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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Bob Simmons appointed to NC Social Services Commission

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  MAY 24, 2017:  Governor Roy Cooper has appointed Bob Simmons, executive director of Council for Children’s Rights, to serve on the North Carolina Social Services Commission representing District 12.  Simmons will serve a four year term. This...
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Charlotte Observer Viewpoint-Let’s talk about what social engineering really is, Rep. Stone

In response to “Lawmaker wants CMS boundary delay” (May 16): N.C. Rep. Scott Stone issued a veiled threat last week against Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials should they...
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NC House Passes HB 280 “Raise the Age Legislation”

  May 17, 2017 -- Today the North Carolina House passed legislation that would raise the age for juvenile jurisdiction for 16- and 17-year-olds who currently are automatically prosecuted for crimes as adults. The "Raise the Age" legislation was passed with a...
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HB 280 – Juvenile Justice Reinvestment Act – Introduced

MARCH 8, 2017:  This morning, Republican and Democratic members of the North Carolina House and Senate gathered together in support of House Bill 280, The Juvenile Justice Reinvestment Act. The primary bill sponsor Rep. Chuck McGrady (R-Henderson Co.), along with NC...

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Photo Gallery – A Night For Children’s Rights 2017

Thanks to all who helped to make A Night for Children's Rights such a great success.  Pledges and checks are still being tallied, but preliminary totals have us on track to exceed our $405,000 goal for the evening. It was truly a special evening.  Our speaker, Dwayne...

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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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