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2023 Child Welfare Legislative Changes

October 3, 2023

As the 2023 Legislative Session continues, many session laws that amend child welfare statutes, including abuse, neglect, dependency; termination of parental rights (TPR); adoption of a minor; and foster care licensing became effective on various dates. Some of these changes … Read more

Local Social Services Boards – New Book Now Available

August 21, 2023

Every county in North Carolina is required to have a governing board for social services (G.S. 108A-1). What are the powers and duties of those boards? What’s the difference between a county board of social services and a consolidated human … Read more

Evaluating the County Director of Social Services

May 11, 2023

In the past few years, allegations against county departments of social services have formed the basis of lawsuits against some North Carolina counties and drawn attention in the press. In the wake of substantial media coverage on North Carolina’s social … Read more