Believe in Children

“All kids need is
a little help,
a little hope, and
somebody who believes in them.”

Ervin “Magic” Johnson
Read More/Donate Now

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.

Read More

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.

Learn More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

Charlotte Talks Interviews Dwayne Betts

Author Dwayne Betts and Council executive director Bob Simmons were the featured guests on the Charlotte Talks program on public radio station WFAE today (Feb 27). Host Mike Collins spoke with them in conjunction with Betts' appearance here in Charlotte for the...

read more

Council Board President Honored by NC Bar Association

Congratulations are in order for Council Board Chair, Brandon Lofton.   The attorney with Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson has been named to the list of this year’s recipients of the Citizen Lawyer Award presented by the Local Bar Outreach Committee of the North...

read more

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Email Newsletters And Policy Updates

Sign up here to receive our monthly e-newsletter and/or policy updates on issues affecting children.


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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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

Pin It on Pinterest