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William Lassiter

William Lassiter, head of the NC Division of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

BY: - June 19, 2023

North Carolina enacted a big and transformative change to the state’s juvenile justice system a few years back when it became the last state in the union to raise the age from 16 to 18 at which a young person accused of a crime is automatically treated as an adult. The change was a good […]


A plea to state lawmakers: Help this man do his job

BY: - June 13, 2023

For average North Carolinians trying keep up with the policy debates in the General Assembly, few matters can be more opaque and harder to follow than the state budget. Every year, lawmakers pass a bill to fund state government that runs to several hundred pages and that’s packed with scores of important provisions: tax policy […]

‘I’m scared to become a teacher’: Gun violence sparks frank assessment by aspiring educator

BY: - April 17, 2023

“Mike Hill, 61 Katherine Koonce, 60 Cynthia Peak, 61 Evelyn Dieckhaus, 9 Hallie Scruggs, 9    and William Kinney, 9.” Kurstin Howe opened her remarks to the Wake County School Board last week remembering each victim of the Nashville, Tennessee, school shooting in March. Howe is a Meredith College student and part of the future […]