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Life & Family Issues Archives

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    Sep
    06

    Juvenile Crime in North Carolina Trending Downward

    Posted in Crime, Life & Family Issues, Miscellaneous, Public Safety By Netsmart | Tagged

    WRAL posted an article today quoting Roy Cooper talking about the 2012 Crime Statistics. The initial reaction to the 2012 Annual Summary statistics is one of joy.  It looks like overall crime is on its way down in North Carolina, including juvenile crimes. If North Carolina is doing so well deterring juvenile crime why would we […]

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    Sep
    04

    HB 392 Becomes Law and Measures for Drug Testing and Background Checks for Certain Welfare Programs

    Posted in Crime, Healthcare, Legislative Activity, Life & Family Issues, Miscellaneous, Public Safety By Netsmart

    The NC General Assembly this morning voted to override two bills that had previously been vetoed by Gov. Pat McCrory. One of the bills Civitas has been reporting on was a bill that would drug test those who receive certain welfare benefits (HB 392). But at 9:17am on September 4, 2013 HB 392 became law […]

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    Aug
    15

    Gov. McCrory Vetoes First Bill – HB 392 Drug Testing for Public Assistance

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Legislative Activity, Life & Family Issues, Miscellaneous By Netsmart

    Gov. McCrory just vetoed his first bill of the 2013 Legislation Session.  The bill he vetoed is HB 392 “Warrant Status/ Drug Screen Public Assistance.”  Civitas recently reported on the bill when it was passing through the Legislature and many people thought the bill would be a victory for public assistance. In McCrory’s press released […]

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    Aug
    13

    Racial Justice Act Case Headed to State Supreme Court

    Posted in Crime, Legislative Activity, Life & Family Issues, Miscellaneous, Public Safety By Netsmart | Tagged

    The News and Observer reported today that a Racial Justice Act case is headed to the state Supreme Court.  According to the article, “Prosecutors will be challenging a Cumberland County judge’s 2012 decision converting Robinson’s death sentence to life in prison without possibility for parole.” While Civitas reported several weeks ago that the Racial Justice […]

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    Aug
    02

    Will Convicted Felon and Home Leave Participant be Arrested While Out for Weekend?

    Posted in Crime, Life & Family Issues, Miscellaneous, Public Safety By Netsmart

    Changes have been made to the Prisoner Home Leave Program but there are still questionable convicts being released on the weekend.  One of the new rules to the policy was that the District Attorney had to be notified when a new prisoner has qualified for home leave by the Department of Corrections.  The District Attorney […]

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