Durham City Council meetings
The City Council Meetings for this month will be held on Mondays, April 3 and 17, 7–10pm, in City Hall (2nd floor Committee Room). Click here to view the agenda for the April 17 meeting. The Coalition for Affordable Housing and Transit invites everyone who’s interested in learning more about the 2017-2018 Annual Action Plan for federal grants for housing to attend. The City Council Housing Funds Hearing will focus on whether more funds should be sought to help lower income residents with the rising costs of housing.
You can watch the City Council Meeting from Monday, April 3 below:
Legal help from NCCU
North Carolina Central University’s School of Law offers a service called File It Yourself!, which helps individuals with their child custody/visitation filings. People seeking help can choose one of these three options, all of which aim to solve issues without going to court and accumulating legal fees:
The Legal Eagle Review returns
The Legal Eagle Review radio show returns to WNCU/90.7fm. A kickoff celebration was held in front of North Carolina Central University’s School of Law last month. Hosts (and NCCU law professors) Irving Joyner and April Dawson describe the show in the video below. The Legal Eagle Review airs on Sundays, 7pm on 90.7fm, and wncu.org; download the WNCU app from your usual app store.)
Latest crime report
The Durham Police Department recently released its 3rd-quarter crime report, which was released in November. Read it below:
NC Lawyer Referral Service
The North Carolina Bar Association can help you find an attorney to represent you. Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) attorneys can’t charge more than $50 for initial consultation meetings of up to 30 minutes. None are able to take clients on a pro bono (free) basis. Visit ncfindalawyer.org or call 800-662-7660 (or 919-677-8574 if you’re out of state).
Crime victims and survivors often feel like they’re sitting on pins and needles while waiting to hear about upcoming trials and to get news on the status of perpetrators. NC SAVAN (North Carolina Statewide Automated Victim Assistance and Notification) is set up to keep them informed. A 24-hour, toll-free telephone number, 877-627-2826, is available for learning about an offender’s status and about victim-assistance resources. You can also call that number to register for the automated victim notification service. Once you’re registered, you can choose whether to get updates via automated telephone messages or emails; you can also download an app for your smart phone. Notifications can be delivered in English or Spanish, or you can have them translated into one of more than 100 available languages.
Click here to register for NC SAVAN or to search for offender information.