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Community Health Assessment PDF Print Email

Every four years, Mecklenburg County conducts a Community Health Assessment to identify, describe and prioritize issues affecting the public health of our community. As part of the 2013 assessment, we welcome you to participate in a brief health opinion survey. The survey is available in English and Spanish and should take 5-10 minutes to complete. Responses are completely anonymous.

We are interested in hearing from as many people as possible across the county and ask that you forward this email with the survey link to your friends, colleagues and co-workers. A paper version of the survey is available and we would be willing to deliver copies if you have clients or groups who might not have access to the online survey.

 

 
Mecklenburg Cares for Pre-K PDF Print Email


VOTE “NO” ON HOUSE BILL 935

As a community, Charlotte Mecklenburg is committed to helping all children reach their fullest potential. Through public investment in quality Pre-Kindergarten programs, we ensure a strong start in school to many children who may otherwise not have access.  The county has shown its commitment to our children by funding our local Pre-K program called Bright Beginnings, in the amount of $9.4 million, which reaches 2,941 four year olds each year.  Currently, the State only provides funding for 864 children to attend NC Pre-K in Charlotte Mecklenburg, far below what is needed and almost $3 million dollars less than our local investment.


 
Say NO to HB382 & H217 PDF Print Email

 

our group committed to assisting in advocacy against legislation that is currently being considered in NC General Assembly.This month there is a lot happening in Raleigh that will affect children in our state. We are currently focusing our efforts to two important bills that could use most advocacy help. This week both bills will be heard so it is important that we get our voices included on behalf of the children and families we represent in Mecklenburg County.

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE BILLS:

H392 - http://statevoices.salsalabs.com/o/508/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=565

House Bill 392 would require local DSS agencies to check all applicants for public benefits for outstanding arrest warrants. If there is an outstanding arrest warrant, law enforcement would be notified and certain benefits would be denied (if the arrest warrant is for a felony or probation violation).

 

H217 - http://statevoices.salsalabs.com/o/508/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=569

House Bill 217 would allow prosecutors to charge any 13-15 year-old as an adult if that child ischarged with a B1-E felony. Currently, an impartial judge conducts a hearing to determine if the child should be tried as an adult or a juvenile. If House Bill 217 passes in its current form, no hearing is held to determine which court is appropriate and there are no formal standards for deciding between them.

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

Call or email our Mecklenburg  representatives, encourage others to do so.

HB392: This bill has cleared committee and is being voted on in the house. We are currently targeting the entire Mecklenburg House Delegation:

Kelly M. Alexander, Jr. (District 107)

919-733-5778

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William Brawley (District 103)

919-733-5800

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Rob Bryan (District88)

919-733-5607

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Becky Carney (District 102)

919-733-5827

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Tricia Ann Cotham (District 100)

919-715-0706

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Carla D. Cunningham (District 106)

919-733-5807

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Beverly M.Earle (District 101)

919-715-2530

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Charles Jeter (District 92)

919-733-5654

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Rodney W. Moore (District 99)

919-733-5606

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Ruth Samuelson (District 104)

919-715-3009

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Jacqueline Michelle Schaffer (District 105)

919-733-5886

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Thom Tillis (District 98)

919-733-3451

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H217: We are currently targeting Rep Rob Bryan who is on the House Judiciary B committee.

Rob Bryan(88):

919-733-5607

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Next step the bill goes through the Appropriations Committee. Mecklenburg members are:

Rob Bryan (District 88)

919-733-5607

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Carla D. Cunningham (District 106)

919-733-5807

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Beverly M. Earle (District 101)

919-715-2530

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Charles Jeter (District 92)

919-733-5654

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Ruth Samuelson (District 104)

919-715-3009

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Raise The Age Factsheet PDF Print Email

Raising the Juvenile Jurisdiction Age in NC to 18:

The State of North Carolina is one of only 2 states (the other NY) that automatically treats all 16 and 17 year olds as adults.

Current System for Treating Youth Under Age 18

  • 13-17 year olds who commit A felony – mandatory adult system
  • 13-15 year olds who commit B-E felony – juvenile system with option for transfer hearing to adult court
  • 6-12 year olds who commit any offense – juvenile court, no transfer hearing option
 


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