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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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

Significant Change to North Carolina’s Rabies Law

July 21, 2017

In July 2016, I wrote a blog post entitled Rabies Prevention and Control: Integrating Recent Research into North Carolina’s Legal Framework. It tells the story of Duke – a dog that was potentially exposed to rabies. Since that time, the … Continued