The water we drink, the streets we drive on, the police and fire protection we rely on – local governments provide these and other services every day. They set the parameters for quality of life in your community. Local Governments are close to you, but how much do you really know about how they work? This podcast covers the many facets of local government in North Carolina.
In this last episode, you’ll learn about permanent outcomes for the family and child, with a discussion of two opposite outcomes: a child’s reunification with his/her parents and the child’s adoption after a termination of parental rights. Find out what happens in our remaining court case!
We’re back with Episode 5, “The Child’s Voice in Court: The Role of the Guardian ad Litem,” for our Beyond the Bench Season 2 podcast. In this episode, we take a break from our court cases to focus on the child. Find out how the child’s perspective is represented in court, through a guardian ad litem and the child him or herself.
Welcome to Season 2 of Beyond the Bench, a podcast by the NC Judicial College at the UNC School of Government. Season 2 tells the story of homelessness, neglect and the child welfare system in NC. During this Season, we’ll talk about what family homeless looks like, whether homelessness is child neglect, and if and when it is, how the child welfare system responds to families affected by homelessness. We’ll do this by following two court cases from the past year that addressed child neglect because of allegations related to homelessness. Each episode represents a different stage in the child welfare process. You’ll hear from lots of different people who will share the various perspectives in a case, including shelter providers, county departments, a parent attorney, the children’s guardian ad litem, and the court.
The UNC School of Government is excited to bring you “Beyond the Bench,” a podcast featuring interviews with people in and around the court system. We’ll be broadcasting episodes biweekly, so please listen in and tell us what you think.
You can reach producer, Danielle Rivenbark at email@example.com.