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The Third Annual Juvenile Justice Report

The Third Annual Juvenile Justice Report

In honor of Juvenile Justice Awareness Month, Council for Children’s Rights, in partnership with Race Matters for Juvenile Justice, is pleased to present the third annual Juvenile Justice Report using both local and state data.  Throughout the month of October, we've...

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2019 Raise the Age Supplement

2019 Raise the Age Supplement

On December 1, 2019, North Carolina Raise the Age legislation will take effect; that means that 16- and 17-year-olds will no longer automatically be treated as adults when accused of a crime. A great deal has changed since the 2017 legislation was ratified and many...

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Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice

Black and Latinx youth are over-represented at various points of contact in the juvenile justice system. How can we reduce these disparities? Strategies include using data to inform policy and practice, and changing our culture to focus less on punitive...

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2019 Juvenile Justice Report – RMJJ Supplement

2019 Juvenile Justice Report – RMJJ Supplement

Since 2008, the month of October honors efforts to prevent children from entering the juvenile and criminal justice systems. It is a month where advocates emphasize the need to eliminate the use of solitary confinement for youth, reduce the use of...

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Camara’s Last Hurrah

Camara’s Last Hurrah

Summer 2019: Camara’s Adventures in the Queen City  |  Part 6 This summer, I have intellectually and personally grown in ways I never thought I would. My experiences in Charlotte and at Council for Children’s Rights (CFCR), as a DukeEngage student and...

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The Effects of a Positive School Environment

The Effects of a Positive School Environment

Summer 2019: Camara’s Adventures in the Queen City  |  Part 5 School Environment is not something we talk about often. However, it is critical to consider because, when school environment is positive and supportive, it promotes students’ academic,...

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Independence Day: Independence for Whom?

Independence Day: Independence for Whom?

Summer 2019: Camara’s Adventures in the Queen City  |  Part 4 “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the...

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Different Worlds

Different Worlds

Summer 2019: Camara’s Adventures in the Queen City  |  Part 2 After arriving in Charlotte, and beginning to live in Myers Park for the summer, I realized that I entered into an entirely new world. I am seeing first hand why Charlotte is referred to as two...

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Summer 2019: Camara’s Adventures in the Queen City

Summer 2019: Camara’s Adventures in the Queen City

Hello everyone! My name is Camara Angelique Wooten and, this summer, I am interning with the Research and Policy team at Council for Children’s Rights. I am a rising senior at Duke University and aspire to one day become an Obstetrician-Gynecologist, while...

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Let’s not Raise the Age in name only

Let’s not Raise the Age in name only

March 2019 UpdateIn December 2019, 16- and 17-year-olds in North Carolina will be absorbed in the juvenile court system where they can engage in rehabilitative services with family involvement. We applaud the inclusion of 16- and 17-year-olds in a system...

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