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Grant Recipients - 2015
Justice Initiatives is pleased to provide grant funding to the following projects:
2015 S.T.E.P. Program
Drug Court Treatment Court S.T.E.P. Program
Description: Funding was provided to the Drug Treatment Court (S.T.E.P.) program to provide incentives for program participants compliance with treatment. The current goals for the S.T.E.P. program include: (1) to reduce alcoholism and other drug dependence among adult and juvenile offenders and defendants and among respondents in juvenile petitions for abuse, neglect or both; (2) to reduce criminal and delinquent recidivism and the incidence of child abuse and neglect; (3) to reduce the alcohol-related and other drug-related court workload; (4) to increase the personal, familial, and societal accountability of adult and juvenile offenders and defendants and respondents in juvenile petitions for abuse, neglect or both; and (5) to promote the effective interaction and use of resources among criminal and juvenile justice personnel, child protective services personnel, and community agencies.
Trial Court Administrator's Office Permanency Mediation Laptop
Description: The Permanency Mediation program exists to more quickly provide a permanent home for children in Department of Social Services custody within one year. The better functioning laptop replaces a 15-year old one to more efficiently conduct the work of achieving placement for children into stable homes with families to care for them well.
Employee Development, Recognition and Wellness
Description: Funding was provided to the Trial Court Administrator's Office for continuing education, engagement in professional associations, team building training, wellness activities to promote healthier workforce and various rewards and incentives including an Employee of the Year Award, plaques, and certificates. The incentives program promotes a greater esprit de corps within the Trial Court Administrator's Office.
Equipment Replacement for the Clubhouse
Description: A
ppropriate equipment allows the staff of Larry King’s Clubhouse to focus on the essentials of their work as they provide a safe, secure and enriching environment for children who accompany their families to court. To help maintain a quality environment, funding was provided for equipment and furnishings replacement. This replacement phase helps to maintain a constant supply of equipment that is in good repair and allows for adjustments in available equipment as new items come on the market.
Juror Appreciation Month and Annual Amenities for Jurors
Description: Funding was provided for the annual Juror Appreciation Month which is held in July. The main objectives of Juror Appreciation Month are to educate the community about the judicial system, enhance public awareness of the importance of jury service, and to show appreciation to citizens who perform their civic responsibility. Funding was provided to display a very large banner, called a wallscape, which thanks jurors for their service throughout the year. Additionally, continued funding for movies, newspapers, and magazines for the Jury Assembly Room was provided as another means to make jury service a more pleasurable experience for those citizens who perform this service throughout the year.

2015 National Adoption Day
This program is always celebrated the Saturday before Thanksgiving each year in the Mecklenburg County Courthouse. Near 300 attendees are expected each year including children whose adoptions are finalized from November of the past year, their adoptive parents, other family members and friends of families. Families enjoy special activities, an opening program, and a special session of court to present family inclusion certificates to families who adopted in the past year.
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