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ENDING THE DEATH PENALTY
Americans and North Carolinians are trending away from supporting the death penalty. Across North Carolina, juries in capital cases are opting for life in prison, instead of the death penalty. North Carolina juries are sending a consistent message that they prefer life sentences over death.
RAISING THE JUVENILE AGE
When children end up in the adult criminal justice system, no one wins. Research shows that prosecuting youth charged with low-level crimes in the adult criminal justice system wastes young lives, fosters crime, does not increase public safety, and costs society more in the long run.
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December 16, 2016, North Carolina Council on Community Programs kicked off its 2016 conference with a very informative pre-conference session on the community & LME/MCO role in reducing the number of people with mental illness in jail. Information on the Stepping...read more
What many political activists thought would be an early holiday gift turned out to be a lump of coal. The North Carolina General Assembly returned to Raleigh last Wednesday under the auspices of repealing the notorious Bathroom Law that hangs, like an anchor, around...read more
As promised by Governor Elect Cooper, the lawsuits challenging the laws passed during the surprise special session have already started to be filed. As of the drafting of this article, two lawsuits have already been filed, with the promise of more to come. For a...read more
It's official! On January 1, 2017, Roy Cooper was sworn in as Governor of North Carolina. He took his oath of office minutes after the start of the new year. He will have his public inauguration ceremony next week. Governor Cooper has his work cut out for him and...read more
The North Carolina Institute of Medicine's (NCIOM) Task Force on Mental Health and Substance Use recently presented recommendations to the Joint Committee on Health and Human Services. The NCIOM is funded by the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, with the goal of...read more
The legislative Committee on Health and Human Services recently received a November update about pilot programs developed from the Governor's Task Force on Mental Health and Substance Use. Dr. Jason Vogler, Director of The Division of Mental Health, Developmental...read more