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Center for Community Transitions - Charlotte NC

NC Seeking to Raise the Age of Juvenile Jurisdiction

By Center for Community Transitions / June 14, 2017

North Carolina is the only state that tries 16 and 17 year old children as adults for misdemeanors and nonviolent crimes. New York recently passed legislation to phase out charging minors as adults for nonviolent crimes, leaving our state to stand alone and not in a good way. Current legislation in the NC General Assembly…

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FY 2016 Annual Report

By Center for Community Transitions / June 11, 2017

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Spring Fling 2017

By Center for Community Transitions / May 12, 2017

CCT held its 5th Annual Spring Fling event on May 11th. The event was a great success with the highest turnout yet! We had a great time honoring our volunteers and supporters which enjoying live jazz music and FUNdraising activities. For the first time ever, we held the event at the Goodwill Opportunity Campus. The…

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#DoGoodWeek in Charlotte and CCT

By Center for Community Transitions / April 28, 2017

It’s #DoGoodWeek in Charlotte – a week of honoring AND recruiting volunteers! CCT Executive Director, Myra Clark, and CCT Volunteer,?Joanna Patcha, appeared on FOX 46’s “Good Day” show to talk about our work and some volunteer opportunities. Our current volunteer opportunities are listed on our ShareCharlotte Page.?

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Table displays for The Second Chance Alliance

April is Second Chance Month

By Center for Community Transitions / April 26, 2017

All month CCT has been celebrating Second Chance Month as an informal month declared by a peer organization, Prison Fellowship, but today, it became official. The U.S. Senate Declared April Second Chance Month nationwide. It’s fitting then that we also visited our state legislators today as part of a coalition of reentry organizations across NC…

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Two women water a newly made garden bed.

New Garden at the Center for Women

By Center for Community Transitions / April 17, 2017

Last week volunteer extraordinaire,?Pam Eavenson, assisted residents of the Center for Women with starting a vegetable and herb garden. The garden is on the grounds of our main facility and we look forward to watching it grow alongside our residents. Make sure you check it out next time you visit.

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NC Aims to Reduce Use of Solitary Confinement

By Center for Community Transitions / April 10, 2017

NC has reduced its use of solitary confinement by more than 50% since 2012 but still has a long way to go according to a recently released Vera Institute report. Currently, incarcerated individuals may find themselves in solitary confinement (also known as segregation units) for minor infractions such as swearing. At some state facilities the…

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Charlotte Opportunity Task Force

By Center for Community Transitions / April 3, 2017

The Charlotte Opportunity Task Force, a group of 20 community members who spent 18 months studying intergenerational povery in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, released its report at the end of March. Charlotte-Mecklenburg was ranked 50th out of 50 in an economic mobility study conducted on America’s largest cities in 2013, and the task force aimed to discover the…

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Experiential Workshops for Your Organization

By Center for Community Transitions / March 20, 2017

Does your organization/community of faith/school seek a greater understanding of incarceration and what it is like to reenter the community? Do you want to understand the challenges our clients face? Are you concerned about the impact having a loved one incarcerated has on children? Want to know what you can do to help? CCT offers…

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New Offering: Business Bootcamp

By Center for Community Transitions / March 7, 2017

In partnership with Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont and Carolinas Institute for Entrepreneurship, CCT launched a new four-week course called Business Bootcamp. It is a four-week course on business basics for people thinking about starting their own business. To our delight, several of the students are interested in starting their own nonprofit organizations! We…

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