Author Archives: Schlosser & Pritchett

27Oct, 2017

Criminal Diversion Programs in North Carolina – Know Your Options
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Criminal Diversion Programs in North Carolina – Know Your Options

A criminal record is life-changing, and can compromise housing applications, gainful employment prospects, college admissions, and student loans, among other things. These difficulties impair convicted offenders’ abilities to become productive members of society, which often leads to more criminal behavior. Continue reading

18Oct, 2017

It’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month – Learn the Law in NC
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It’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month – Learn the Law in NC

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and North Carolinians are raising awareness about these offenses that negatively affect thousands every year.

Recently, UNC Asheville and Helpmate partnered together in a vigil on the UNCA campus. Survivors shared stories and Continue reading

11Oct, 2017

Watch Your Teens: “Raise the Age” in North Carolina Still Not in Effect
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Watch Your Teens: "Raise the Age" in North Carolina Still Not in Effect

This summer, our state passed a law stating that juveniles who are 16 and 17 will no longer be automatically charged as adults for misdemeanors and low-level felonies. We were the last state in the entire country to “raise the Continue reading

07Sep, 2017

Disorderly Conduct Arrests Spike in NC as Protests Continue
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Disorderly Conduct Arrests Spike in NC as Protests Continue

The news of the past few weeks has been dominated by coverage of Charlottesville and the rallies, protests, and counter-protests that have emerged in response to what happened in Charlottesville.

Our own state has also responded loudly to the violence Continue reading