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Harvard Ash Center Bright IdeasJI recognized as 2017 Harvard Ash Center Bright Ideas in Government.
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May 10, 2017
Maura E. Chavez named the 10th annual Raising the Bar Award winner.
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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
Applications for Court Camp are now being accepted.
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Justice Initiatives in the News
       
Podcast: "WBT Carolina Focus - February 19, 2017"
Date:  2017, February 19
Board Chair, Anthony Scheer speaks with Mark Thomas of WBT Radio's Carolina Focus on Buncombe County Expansion
(Beginning at minute mark 17:40).
  
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Video: "TWC News 14 - In Depth: Nicole Sodoma"  
Date:  2017, January 26
Board Vice-Chair, Nicole Sodoma speaks with News 14 on Harvard Recognition.  
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Article:  "Evening at the Courthouse a Success Organizers Say"  
  Date:  2016, May 9
Publication:  North Carolina Lawyers Weekly

Justice Initiatives celebrates success of 10th annual Evening at the Courthouse Fundraiser. 
      
          
Article:  "Courts fundraiser is Thursday at the Courthouse" 
  Date:  2016, April 25
Publication: 
Charlotte Observer
An announcement about the 10th annual Evening at the Courthouse fundraiser.
      
         
Video: "WBTV's First At Four with Nicole Sodoma"  
Date:  2016, April 20
WBTV's Jamie Boll Interviews Nicole Sodoma, Evening at the Courthouse Event Chair and Justice Initiatives Board Member about the organization and the event.
      
       
Article:  "More Equitable Distribution: New budget helps judiciary patch up its most urgent shortfalls."
Date:  2015, September 28
Publication:  North Carolina Lawyers Weekly

Justice Initiatives sought for reaction to budget recently passed by NC Legislature.
      
       
Article/Video:  WBTV Speak Out Editorial: "Justice for Our Judicial System"
Date:  2015, April 21
"Speak Out" is an expression of opinion from the Editorial Board of WBTV, and is presented by General Manager, Nick Simonette.
      
       
Article: "Be smart, judicious in trading court reporters for recordings”
Read more here: Charlotte Observer Article - February 20, 2014
Date:  2014, February 20
Publication: 
Charlotte Observer
Co-Chair of Justice Initiatives’ Advocacy and Public Policy Committee has For the Record editorial published in Charlotte Observer.
      
       
Article:  "No dedicated funding for drug courts, but budget might offer alternative money source."
Date:  2013, July 26
Publication:  North Carolina Lawyers Weekly

Justice Initiatives consulted as expert on cost of drug treatment courts.
      
       
Video: "News 14’s In Depth with Rob Boisvert"  
Date:  2013, July 27
Tom Myrick, Chair of Justice Initiatives, is interviewed about the work of the organization and why the role it plays is needed.
      
       
Article:  "The Non-human Touch:  Can reliance on technology help the state cut millions from the judicial system budget? The Senate thinks so."
Date:  2013, June 7
Publication:  North Carolina Lawyers Weekly

Justice Initiatives consulted as expert on the effects the proposed state budget will have on our courts.
      

       
Article: "Proposed budget would eliminate 12 superior court judges"

2013, June 7
Publication:  North Carolina Lawyers Weekly
Justice Initiatives consulted for expert opinion on the importance of Special Superior Court Judges and the North Carolinas judge to citizen ratio.
      

       
   
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