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Harvard Ash Center Bright IdeasJI recognized as 2017 Harvard Ash Center Bright Ideas in Government.
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Save the Date 4/27/17
at 6p.m. for the 11th Annual Evening at the Courthouse.
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March 22, 2017
JI Awarded $10,000 from Unite Charlotte Grant to Aid in Rebuilding Community Trust.
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March 17, 2017
JI partners with Belk for the Spring Charity Sale on April 29, 2017.
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March 17, 2017
Applications for Court Camp are now being accepted.
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February 28, 2017
JI FY 2015-2016 Annual Report is now published.
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February 26, 2017
JI welcomes newest Board of Directors members Brian Church and Alyssa Levine.
           
February 14, 2017
Nominations for the tenth annual Raising the Bar Award are now open.
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Court College

Purpose
The purpose of Court College is to create and strengthen relationships with the members of the community through the sharing of information and exchange of ideas. Working through various institutions, organizations, associations, and groups, we seek to better educate the community about the role, responsibilities, organization and structure of our court system in order to dispel misunderstandings, heighten awareness regarding resource limitations and build contacts with an increasingly engaged citizenry.
 
Court College offers members of the community an up close and personal look at how the court system operates. The program is the vehicle by which any interested individual can learn about the offices, programs, services and personnel we employ to carry out our mission.
 
Methodology
Classes meet weekly in the evenings for two hours, for seven weeks, and are taught by judicial officials and court administrators. Classes are held in the Mecklenburg County Courthouse and other respective offices associated with the Court. Class members are also given a behind-the-scenes tour of the courthouse.
 
Who Should Attend?
Educational Leaders/Teachers
Civic Leaders
Community Leaders
Religious Leaders
Members of the Media
Business Owners
Business Leaders
 
Why Should I Attend?
Gain a first-hand knowledge of how our courts are structured
Learn how cases are processed in the system
Gain a better understanding of and appreciation for the integral parts our courts play in a civilized society
Meet elected officials and other court officials who work in the system
Ask direct questions of judges and other court officials
Learn how our courts are funded
 
How Do I Attend?
Download an application by clicking here.
Mail the completed application along with the required registration fee to the address below
Confirmation of your acceptance will be sent to you via email
 
Who is Eligible to Attend?
Qualified applicants must commit to attending six of the seven of the classes
Qualified applicants will have not have been convicted of any misdemeanors (other than a traffic violation) or felonies
Qualified applicants must not have any cases, criminal or civil, pending before the court
 
How do I Register?
Spaces are limited and will be given on a first come/first served basis.
A non-refundable registration fee of $45.00 is required to enroll.
You can register on line and pay by credit card by clicking here.
You can also mail a check or money order made payable to Justice Initiatives, Inc. along with the completed registration application to:

Court College
832 East Fourth Street, Suite 4420
Charlotte, NC 28202.
 
The application deadline is FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2015
 
Accepted applicants will be notified by email.
 
For questions, email courtcollege@justiceinitiatives.org.
 
            
   
Court College Application
 
2015 Court College Class Schedule
  
     
 
...to educate the community about the court system and advocate, support and advance its needs and interests.