Social Services http://wunc.org en Criminal Charges Dropped Against Durham Panhandlers http://wunc.org/post/criminal-charges-dropped-against-durham-panhandlers <p></p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 13:06:32 +0000 Jorge Valencia 27662 at http://wunc.org Criminal Charges Dropped Against Durham Panhandlers Bill Would Require Background Checks For Benefits http://wunc.org/post/bill-would-require-background-checks-benefits <p><a href="http://www.ncleg.net/Applications/BillLookUp/LoadBillDocument.aspx?SessionCode=2013&amp;DocNum=2004&amp;SeqNum=0">A bill in the legislature </a>would require county social services offices to conduct criminal background checks on people seeking and receiving federal benefits.<br><br>Right now, social services workers may ask applicants for food stamps or cash payments if they have any outstanding warrants. But they're not allowed to disclose that information to local law enforcement officials. Wed, 03 Apr 2013 09:01:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 13055 at http://wunc.org Bill Would Require Background Checks For Benefits Report: State Failing Kids with Multiple Disabilities http://wunc.org/post/report-state-failing-kids-multiple-disabilities <p>A new study by <a href="http://www.disabilityrightsnc.org/">Disability Rights North Carolina</a> says the state is failing disabled children with complex treatment needs. Vicki Smith is the advocacy group's executive director. She says the state isn't following its own guidelines for treating children with both a mental illness and developmental disability.<br><br><strong>Vicki Smith:</strong> These are kids, so there should be really good robust cooperation and collaboration between education and mental health and social services, because we have to treat the whole child.</p> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 13:35:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 3460 at http://wunc.org