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Grant Recipients - 2016
  
Justice Initiatives is pleased to provide grant funding to the following projects:
  
     
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.
       
Program Support for Larry King's Clubhouse
Description: Fun and engaging programming allows the staff of Larry King’s Clubhouse to focus on the impact 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 supporting the development and implementation of quality age-appropriate programming for the visiting children.
 
Community Development Programming
Description: The Trial Court Administrator’s Office has hosted several cultural-based seminars for courthouse personnel entitled “Strengthening Community Relations”. The purpose of these seminars is to 1) foster stronger relationships and develop trust between the Court and the Non-English speaking community, and 2) to educate court staff and judicial officials on various aspects of these diverse populations, as well as educate them about cultural differences and nuances, specifically as they relate to government and the judicial system. Funding is provided to create new opportunities for dialog and education in this way and through other new prorgams in development phase.
   
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
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2016 National Adoption Day
Description: 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.

     
2017 Mecklenburg County 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.
  
Community Mobility Access (Wheelchairs for Courthouse)
Description: Funds were provided for the purchase of two additional state of the art wheelchairs to increase access and mobility improvement for the public, as needed.
 
50th Anniversary of NC District Court Gala Support
Description: The 50th anniversary of the district courts was celebrated in each county throughout this milestone in 2016, bringing together key court system stakeholders and its citizens. To mark this milestone in Mecklenburg County, a gala was held the Mecklenburg County Courthouse with public and agency officials giving a welcome, thoughts regarding the establishment and history of the district courts, and a keynote address. Attendees enjoyed special entertainment and refreshments. Invitees will include the Chief Justice of the NC Supreme Court, retired and seated District Court Judges, retired and seated Superior Court Judges, Clerk of Court, Sheriff, District Attorney, members of the Mecklenburg County Bar, City and County elected officials, and court staff. JI provided funds for the Audio Visual system to support the gala.
 
      
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