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Adult Protection Multidisciplinary Teams

December 16, 2022

This post was written by Meredith Smith. Someone once told me that to get people really interested in attending a meeting you need to either make it free to attend or provide food.  Well, thanks to funding from the North … Read more

Adult Protection MDTs: New Project Underway (and help needed)

July 8, 2022

Over the last several years, the School of Government has developed new and exciting resources to support local multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) involved with protecting adults from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. An MDT is a group of professionals in a geographic … Read more

A Pause in the Legislative Session

July 13, 2020

Just like everything else in 2020, the North Carolina General Assembly is adapting to changing circumstances rapidly and adjusting legislative plans fairly often. At the moment, it appears that they wrapped up business for the summer and plan to return … Read more

Social Services Confidentiality: A Few FAQs During the Pandemic

April 3, 2020

County social services employees are regularly out in our communities during this public health emergency. Staff are Responding to reports of abuse, neglect, and dependency of children, Responding to reports of abuse and exploitation of disabled adults, Helping individuals and … Read more

Changes to the Legislative Reporting Service

January 14, 2019

The North Carolina General Assembly (NCGA) returned to Raleigh last week to kick off the 2019-2020 biennium. Here at the School of Government, we are excited to announce that all of the legislative digests prepared by the staff at our … Read more

The General Assembly Adjourns Until November

July 2, 2018

This past Friday, the NC General Assembly adjourned for several months.  According to the adjournment resolution, the plan is for the legislators to return to Raleigh on November 27. Unlike many previous adjournment resolutions (see S.L. 2017-12 for example), this … Read more

Social Services Working Group

March 29, 2018

[This post is co-authored with my colleague, Margaret Henderson] In 2017, the North Carolina General Assembly established the Social Services Regional Supervision and Collaboration Working Group (SSWG) and directed it to develop recommendations related to the social services system (see … Read more