Patterson Harkavy LLP

For decades, Patterson Harkavy’s attorneys have committed themselves to advancing the public good. We have litigated class action cases to uphold the rights of voters, government employees, prisoners, and mentally disabled children, and have represented individuals in cases of wrongful convictions, police misconduct, and governmental discrimination. If you think you have been the victim of a civil rights violation, our attorneys can help defend your rights and obtain the relief you deserve. All citizens have the right to be protected against unlawful intrusions and discrimination by the government. The lawyers at Patterson Harkavy have successfully and energetically represented individuals and groups whose civil rights were threatened or violated. 

Our attorneys are currently challenging the elimination of North Carolina teachers’ employment protections as violating the United States Constitution’s Contracts Clause. Establishing a statewide right to treatment for troubled youths. Obtaining a $7.52 million settlement on behalf of a man wrongfully incarcerated for 18 years. Obtaining a $4.625 million settlement on behalf of a man wrongfully incarcerated for 17 years. Changing the method of electing county commissioners, city councils, and boards of education in many North Carolina communities. 

We have also regularly prepared amicus briefs on behalf of the North Carolina Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice on issues including employment discrimination, unlawful drug testing, and unconstitutional searches. Civil rights violations are particularly difficult to prove, especially in today’s legal climate. 

Keywords: [“right”,”civil”,”Carolina”]

North Carolina Licensing Standards for Day Care Centers

Determine the kind of child care program you want to offer. If you want to provide care in your home for a maximum of five preschool children, or up to eight children if at least three are school-aged, then you need to follow the Family Child Care Home application process. If you want to provide care for more than five preschool children, then you need to follow the Child Care Centers application process. The number of children you can care for is based upon indoor and outdoor square footage, completed building fire and sanitation inspections and any local zoning ordinances. Contact the Division of Child Development and request the Basic Information for Potential Providers booklet. 

The booklet, available free of charge, describes the state requirements for operating a Child Care Center in North Carolina. Attendance at a Prelicensing Workshop is required for anyone interested in opening a Child Care Center. Issues to consider in selecting both a site and a building for a Child Care Center The role of building, fire, and sanitation inspectors, as well as the child care consultants Caregiving requirements for young children. You will receive a copy of the Child Care Handbook, which describes North Carolina licensing requirements and includes resource materials. After attending the Prelicensing Workshop, you will receive the name and phone number of the Licensing supervisor in your area. 

The licensing supervisor will assign a child care consultant to work with you. Your consultant will schedule several prelicensing visits with you to talk about the specific licensing requirements for your center and to assist you in completing the application forms. 

Keywords: [“care”,”child”,”Center”]

Parents, Family and Community Information

NOTE :: Various file formats are used on this page that may require download. If larger than 1mb, it will take longer to download. For instructions or more information, please visit our download page. This Parent, Family, and Community Involvement Information website represents one of the many initiatives to educate, inform, and advocate for strengthening the role of parents, families, and communities. The goal of our webpage is to help keep parents, families, and the community involved, enabled, and empowered. 

If we are to leave no child behind, we must bring every parent, family and community along as well. NEW!! 2ND EDITION GUIDE TO EFFECTIVE FAMILY AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT. Parent and Family Involvement: A Guide to Effective Parent, Family, and Community Involvement in North Carolina Schools 2nd EditionThis second edition includes suggestions and resources for program enhancement and comes with a toolkit to help schools engage families and community members in the process of raising achievement for all children. Pdf, 1.4mb). Toolkit & Guide to Effective Parent, Family, and Community Involvement in North Carolina Schools This online toolkit is designed to help schools more readily identify and incorporate strategies for working with families and communities as they engage them in the process of raising achievement for all students. 

Schools are encouraged to download the toolkit and store it for easy access and use. Parent Information and Resource CenterThe Parent Information and Resource Center has provided services to families and educators in Title I schools since 1985. 

Keywords: [“Family”,”Parent”,”Community”]

Cat Walks 12 Miles Back To Family Who Want To Euthanize Him

The fluffy orange tabby cat walked 12 miles to get back to his family, who rewarded his dedication by turning him over to an animal shelter with a request that he be euthanized. No, the shelter said, refusing to treat Toby as a throw-away cat and transferring him to a Raleigh shelter run by the SPCA of Wake County, which put the cat up for adoption. News media from around the world shared his sad story and on Friday the 13th, a bad luck charm for the superstitious, Toby’s fortune changed. It’s a happy ending for a 7-year-old cat who spent most of his life just wanting to be wanted. So they gave him away to another family far enough away that they figured he would stay put. 

He didn’t like it there and set off on his now-epic journey back to his original family, prompting the request that he be put down. His story shines light on the needs of other cats and dogs that no one wants. The SPCA of Wake County has set up a special team for Toby at the 2018 Dog Walk and Woofstock, which takes place on Sunday, May 6. It’s a fundraiser to help the shelter rescue and find new homes for 3,000 pets each year and provide lifesaving medical care for others. Tara Lynn, the communications manager at SPCA of Wake County, told The Huffington Post she doesn’t know why the family wanted Toby to be euthanized, but that they did the responsible thing by taking him to a shelter. 

At the shelter, it looked like Toby might have had to live out his life there in isolation because he wanted to fight with the other cats. After he was neutered, Toby calmed down considerably and is settling in well with the cats that live with his new family. 

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