Children's Law Center of Central North Carolina
Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2013-2014
“Words will never be able to express how thankful I am for everything you have done for us. There should be more people like you out there that are willing to do what it takes to keep children safe and happy. You went above and beyond for ‘Jack’ and for that, I can never be more grateful. Thank you for showing me that there are people like you.”
“Sarah”, Jack’s aunt Read More about Jack's Story
2014 has been a busy and satisfying year at the Children’s Law Center. Thanks to our donors, we overcame the challenges of losing a state grant. I am pleased to report that this grant has been renewed for the next two years.
Our legal staff, pro bono attorneys, and WFU law students participating in the Child Advocacy Clinic have helped over 220 children this year, and many more will be provided a voice in the coming months. Each child has his or her own story, sadness, and potential.
Guilford County Family Justice Center (GCFJC) has invited CLC to become a partner in a new program that brings together a full range of Domestic Violence services, similar to Forsyth County’s Safe on Seven. Thanks to your support, CLC’s attorneys will put our skills and experience to work on behalf of children in Guilford County next spring.
I have been inspired by the many one-on-one conversations I have had this year with our supporters. It’s clear that our community understands the urgency of our work to ensure that every child in this generation has a safe home.
During this season of thanksgiving, I invite you to speak up for children whose well-being is forgotten in their strife-filled homes. Help us give every child a voice in court by making an end-of-year gift to the Children’s Law Center.
- Iris Sunshine, Executive Director
The Children’s Law Center's volunteers and staff were able to represent the most critical cases that came through District Court in the past fiscal year, despite the loss of staff hours resulting from an unrenewed state grant. CLC is now on track to exceed our goal of returning to previous levels of service to the children of our community. The goal is ambitious, but we cannot let down the people who need us the most- the children of Forsyth County who are caught up in their parents’ domestic violence and need a skilled attorney to speak to their needs.
Financial Statements- Coming Soon!