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How Federal Government Shutdown Effects our Families & Children in NC PDF Print Email
Monday, 07 October 2013 00:00

Do you wonder what the federal government shutting down means here in NC? Over the weekend I visited family in Virginia where the impacts of the shutdown are pretty visible. I passed a battlefield park that was locked up and closed for business. Friends are furloughed and my brother in law in the Navy Reserves missed his monthly reserve training. Which means no pay…and pretty important to note, in case of federal emergency those Reserve troops aren’t available to be called into action. The commissary where most military families get their groceries is closed.  That is just what I witnessed in a weekend there.



September is Attendance Awareness Month PDF Print Email

Did you know that September is Attendance Awareness Month? For many of us, the first days of school conjure up images of backpacks stuffed with notebooks and No. 2 pencils, bulletin boards freshly decorated by teachers, and students showing off new clothes to old friends. But many students are heading toward academic trouble already: they're missing too many days of school.

Local Children Collaborative Supports Moral Monday PDF Print Email
Monday, 19 August 2013 00:00

The Children’s Alliance stands up for children and because we do, we are excited to join Moral Monday when it makes its stop in Charlotte on Monday August 19th. The Children’s Alliance is a collaborative of 40 non-profit and service agencies here in Charlotte/Mecklenburg who are dedicated to making sure each child in our community has the opportunity to succeed. Our member organizations work daily with our most at risk and in need children.

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Legislative Update 6/4 PDF Print Email

Legislative Update

Weeks ago the NC Senate referred two critical pieces of youth justice legislation to the Senate Judiciary II Committee: PREA Compliance (HB 585) and Criminal Law Procedures (HB 217).  PREA Compliance will be on the committee's agenda today at 10 am.


We encourage all of our allies to continue their outreach efforts to members of Senate Judiciary II. You will find contact information HERE. Below are some useful talking points:

SUPPORT PREA Compliance (HB 585)

  • North Carolina must comply with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) or risk losing vital criminal justice funding from the federal government.
  • The Youthful Offender PREA standards require states to give special attention to the safety and well-being of youth in ALL state and local corrections, holdover, and lockup facilities.
  • I urge you to support reinserting language in the bill that applies to local jails, which have to comply with the federal PREA standards.
  • HB 585 is instrumental in keeping youth safe in adult facilities by ensuring youth under 18 do not have sight or sound contact with adult inmates.

Click here for a fact sheet with additional information on HB 585


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