Posted inChildren's Health, NC Health Briefs

Advocates Ask for Changes to Juvenile Justice System

By Kelsey Tsipis North Carolina remains one of two states in the nation that automatically prosecutes all 16- and 17-year-olds as adults. That’s why supporters of Action for Children for North Carolina visited the Legislative Building Thursday to advocate against North Carolina’s law requiring kids under 18 to be prosecuted as adults, no matter how […]

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Governor’s Budget has Rough Cuts for Health & Human Services

At the short session begins, state officials and advocates are bracing for painful cuts to the health and human services budget, and preparing to push back. By Rose Hoban State health officials presented the governor’s proposed budget before the House Health and Human Services Appropriations Committee today, and while there were a few bright spots […]