Entries by JuvenileJustice

On A Mission To Address Racial Injustice

As members of the Juvenile Justice and Children’s Rights Section, we stand in solidarity with our friends and colleagues in the Black community and condemn the tragic and senseless killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Brooks, and many others. We know that racism is deeply rooted in American society and recognize the […]

Juvenile Justice Pandemic Lessons

This article was originally published on the UNC School of Government blog On the Civil Side and has been republished with permission. By Jacquelyn Greene  The Juvenile Jurisdiction Advisory Committee (JJAC) met on May 15. The meeting began with a presentation from William Lassiter, Deputy Secretary for Juvenile Justice. While the goal of the presentation was to […]

Fight Hunger, Help Others in the COVID-19 Pandemic – Participate in the Legal Feeding Frenzy and Support Your Local Food Bank!

By Michele Livingstone and Will Quick We are in unprecedented times with COVID-19 (Coronavirus).  It is now more important than ever that we help our neighbors and those who are not as fortunate. I am confident that each of you is doing your part. Even in the best of times, however, over 1.5 Million North […]

Advocacy in your Local Community

By Jared Simmons According to the Children’s Home Society of North Carolina, over 10,000 children in North Carolina are in the foster care system as of 2018.  Since 1983, the North Carolina juvenile system has supported the role of the Guardian ad Litem in each case to be a strong voice for children in the […]


Racial Equity Institute Introductory Groundwater Training Set For May 9 At the Bar Center

By Niya Fonville Imagine being asked “Hey girl, what attorney are you here for?” by a court official or having a client you have never met claim (in a phone consultation) that “all the N-word and Mexicans are taking over and I can’t get help.” Then imagine being expected to zealously advocate for clients and […]