NC’s Hidden Children

A child looks through a keyhole in the door of a prtf room. Only the eye and a sliver of the face is visible.

We interview DRNC Attorney Joonu Coste about the state’s dangerous practice of sending children to PRTFs in other states. What she shares will shock you.

Let’s Break the Silence

view of the lower part of a boy's unsmiling face

Staff Post:  Joonu Coste Equal Justice Works Fellow (sponsored by an anonymous donor) Confronting the stigma around children’s mental health disabilities After my first year of law school, I interned at […]

Criminal Charges Instead of Treatment

silhouette of a boy sitting in front of a window in a completely dark room

DRNC launched Bring NC Kids Home in January 2021 to shine a light on the abuse that happens in some PRTFs.  We told you for the next few months we would give you a front […]

End Abuse in PRTFs

white girl with long black hair in pony wearing red sweatshirt sitting on the floor against her bed in a PRTF

#BringNCKidsHome We want to keep our kids safe and do everything we can to protect them. We want to make sure they have access to education and health care, so they can learn, succeed and thrive.  You would agree […]

Have You Stayed in a PRTF?

young woman hugging knees sitting on a bed. face is not visible

We want to hear from you. Share your stories and help us advocate for kids who are sent away to PRTFs.

#BringNCKidsHome

a child's bed in an empty room of an NC PRTF facility. worn stuffed animals on the bed and abandoned untied shoes on the floor. small window is over the bed.

We want to keep our kids safe and do everything we can to protect them. We want to make sure they have access to education and health care, so they can learn, succeed and thrive.  You would agree that […]