New Blog: A New Vision for Promoting Healthy Babies in North Carolina
After making significant progress since 1988 when North Carolina had the highest infant mortality rate in the country, our progress has stalled. The good news is that advocates, experts, and practitioners have come together to find a new way to address this persistent problem.
"A few months ago I heard a case of sixteen-year-old Jasmine who was charged with littering. She stood before me for her first appearance in Durham’s “adult” criminal courtroom, 4D. The police officer who filed the charge wrote that Jasmine 'wantonly, willfully, recklessly threw a green plastic bottle on the American Tobacco Trail.' " ... See MoreSee Less
New Blog Post: LGBTQ Child Deserve Our Love, Support, and Protection.
"Last week, the North Carolina legislature passed and Governor Pat McCrory signed a bill that sends a clear message to LGBTQ kids in our state, and the message is this: you are not worthy of our love and support and even basic legal protections. This is a message that these children have heard from bullies their entire lives and now our lawmakers have made it the official policy of our state." #wearenotthis