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Beyond the Bench

Season 02, Episode 06: Obtaining Permanency

SOG Applications Team January 26, 2017

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!  

Beyond the Bench

Season 02 Episode 02: The System Responds

SOG Applications Team November 18, 2016

In today’s episode, through interviews with county department social workers and attorney, the state Guardian ad litem program, a parent attorney, and district court judges, we’ll discuss how the county department responds to a report of suspected neglect and when court action is needed. This area of the law has its […]

Beyond the Bench

S02 Episode 01: Without a Home

SOG Applications Team November 4, 2016

In today’s episode, through interviews with homeless shelter providers and district court judges, we’ll talk about what homelessness looks like, whether it’s neglect and whether you need to make a report to county department.  


S02 Episode 00: Welcome to Season 2 of Beyond the Bench

Danielle Rivenbark October 31, 2016

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 […]