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2018 N.C. Legislative Changes Impacting Child Welfare

The 2018 Legislative Session created and amended various North Carolina statutes affecting child welfare. Some of those changes are effective now and others at later dates. Here are the highlights.

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Children in Foster Care and Sex Trafficking: New NC Policy to Know About

For the last 15 years, there has been an increased awareness of human trafficking in the U.S. That awareness has resulted in various federal and state laws seeking both to prevent human trafficking and protect the victims of human trafficking.

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Revised Sex Offender Flowchart

This blog post describes recent changes to the sex offender flow chart.

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Blogpost on Ordinance Enforcement

Community development activities may include public nuisance abatement or code enforcement of one kind or another.  It is therefore helpful for community and economic development professionals to know the steps that local governments may take to enforce their ordinances. This blog post describes the basic enforcement options available to cities and counties.

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Blogpost on Senate Bill 199, effective 12/1/2019

An Act to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and to Strengthen and Modernize Sexual Assault Laws, S.L. 2019-245, is effective December 1, 2019. Part I creates a new universal mandated reporting law. Any adult must report to the appropriate local law enforcement agency a juvenile who is or has been a victim of certain crimes.

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