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Focus on Children Town Hall Meeting to Be Held in Halifax on December 14, 2012

Leading statewide child data, research and advocacy organization will convene local experts to discuss the well-being of children and youth in Halifax.

Halifax, NC (December 6, 2012)-Action for Children North Carolina will continue its statewide Focus on Children town hall series in Halifax on Friday December 12, 2012, from 12:00 pm until 1:30 pm. Hosted by Action for Children North Carolina board member Clarence High, Jr., District 6 Chief Court Counselor at North Carolina Division of Juvenile Justice, the Focus on Children town hall meetings will bring local data about the status of children and youth to communities across the state in an effort to highlight improvements and declines in child well-being and facilitate discussion about strategies to improve the status of children.

“Good public policy decisions on behalf of children and youth begin with good data,” said Deborah Bryan, president and CEO of Action for Children North Carolina. “For more than 29 years, Action for Children has partnered with local stakeholders to provide the quality data, analysis and technical assistance that support communities’ efforts to improve measurable outcomes for all children and youth.”

The event agenda includes:

  • Welcome by Clarence High, Jr., District 6 Chief Court Counselor, North Carolina Division of Juvenile Justice and Deborah Bryan, President & CEO, Action for Children North Carolina
  • Local data report on child well-being presented by Laila A. Bell, Director of Research and Data, Action for Children North Carolina
  • 2013 Legislative session preview presented by Brandy Bynum, Director of Policy and Outreach, Action for Children North Carolina
  • Community discussion led by Brandy Bynum and Clarence High, Jr.

WHEN: Friday, December 14, 2012 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

WHERE: Halifax County Cooperative Extension | 359 Ferrell Lane | Halifax, NC 27839

PRESS CONTACT: To arrange pre-or post-event interview with speakers, please contact Tina Sherman at tina@ncchild.org or (919) 834-6623 ext. 235.

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