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What it means to contribute to juvenile delinquency

One of the most important duties of a parent or an adult caregiver is to teach a child discipline and encourage good behavior. Unfortunately, some adults are negligent. They do not try to instill discipline in their children at all. They may even encourage their…

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When will a court open a juvenile case?

Because children are dependent on adults for so much in their lives and lack the agency to escape an abusive situation, they need special help if their parents become abusive or neglectful towards them. In these circumstances, Child Protective Services will ask a court to…

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How a guardian ad litem can help an abused child

Sometimes a child does not receive proper care at home from parents or caregivers. If a child is suffering from abuse or neglect and is not of legal age, the child may have no one to turn to for help. This is where the government…

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The impact of juvenile justice programs on preventing crime

Juveniles caught committing crimes in North Carolina often have experienced difficult challenges that impact their ability to respond to stress, temptation and peer pressure. Often, these same at-risk youth lack access to resources designed to prevent criminal activity through education and support. The implementation of…

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Juvenile-linked matters fundamentally important in family law

Family law does not operate in a vacuum. Put another way, family law is a realm perhaps unmatched in any other sphere for its routine involvement with broad-based matters from multiple legal areas. Take divorce, for example, where issues relevant to finances, taxes and many…

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Second Chance Act helps those with juvenile records

In June 2020, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed the Second Chance Act into law. This act, which received bipartisan support, makes significant changes to North Carolina’s expungement laws. This new law makes more criminal records eligible for expungement. Before, even people who have served…

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