The Party Went On!
The Children’s Law Center (CLC) of Central North Carolina’s Third Annual Birthday Blast took place September 13th, even as Hurricane Florence advanced. This lively evening at the Millennium Center in downtown W-S recognized remarkable members of our community and the work achieved every day by the Children’s Law Center, as advocates for children experiencing high levels of family violence or conflict.
The Camel City Jazz Orchestra’s sextet, with vocalist Diana Tuffin, set the mood for an uplifting evening. Tributes to honorees Amy Kuhlman, Gary Tash, Rich Keshian, and Womble Bond Dickinson inspired all present.
Executive Director Iris Sunshine shared exciting news about CLC’s work. “We have partnered with the Wake Forest University School of Law on a study of our outcomes. The results are clear: A CLC guardian ad litem’sappointment in a civil domestic violence case significantly reduces family violence. It gets better: The earlier the Children’s Law Center is appointed, the better the outcome for the child and their family.”
Sunshine continued, “We must continue to bring hope to children whose lives are upended on a daily basis by the storms of violence and conflict they experience at home.”
The Children’s Law Center provides children with quality legal advocacy, focusing on domestic violence issues, high-conflict custody cases, and the rights of children in public education. Their vision is to increase children’s potential to become emotionally healthy adults, through fostering their sense of hope and empowerment.