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Elder Abuse Prevention

At least 10% of elders are abused in some way each year, including through physical abuse, financial fraud, scams, caregiver neglect, psychological abuse and sexual abuse. Financial exploitation is the … Continued

Collateral Consequences of the Criminal Justice System – Durham

More than 1.6 million people in North Carolina have a criminal record. A misdemeanor or felony conviction of a crime may have far-reaching consequences, both criminal and civil. When a … Continued

Team Spotlight: 8th Judicial District Opioid Crisis Team

After a 2011 decision by the state of North Carolina to remove funding for drug court programs, communities and courts like North Carolina’s 8th Judicial District began collaborating to find … Continued

Mental Health & Incarceration – Stepping Up Initiative

When individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) are incarcerated, they tend to stay longer in jails and have higher rates of recidivism than those without a diagnosis.

Human Trafficking in the Triad

Addressing human trafficking in North Carolina is of the utmost importance. The best way to tackle an issue of this size is by bringing in a unique team to find … Continued