News & Updates
recognized as 2017 Harvard
Ash Center Bright Ideas in
May 10, 2017
Maura E. Chavez named the 10th
annual Raising the Bar Award
March 22, 2017
JI Awarded $10,000 from Unite
Charlotte Grant to Aid in
Rebuilding Community Trust.
March 17, 2017
Applications for Court Camp are
now being accepted.
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system gives Mecklenburg County Bar
members the ability to review the status
of trial dockets and update the status
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We are a justice system organization
(non-profit) formed in 2004 by a group of civic
leaders, lawyers, business owners and concerned
citizens in North Carolina who understand the
rule of law is the bedrock of our civilized
society, that a healthy court system is critical
to safeguarding this foundation and that the
effective and efficient administration of
justice is essential to a strong, prosperous and
programming to address the deficits in the
public’s understanding and appreciation for the
rule of law and the role of courts in our
republican form of government. We demonstrate
the inextricable connection between each
individual’s and each community’s quality of
life and the courts’ ability to fairly
adjudicate legal rights. We seek to ensure that
the judicial branch receives the funding it
needs to provide timely access to justice for
all and defend against policies that undermine
the independence, fairness, or integrity of the
courts. We raise money to use as seed funding to
initiate smarter and innovative judicial
programs and services that build public trust
and confidence in our courts and we study new
ideas about justice and our courts with our
Our mission is to educate the community about
the court system and to advocate, support and
advance its needs and interests.
Justice Initiatives envisions a court system
that delivers the highest quality justice
resulting in community trust and confidence.
||To educate and advocate regarding the needs of court system within the State of North Carolina.
||To advance reforms related to the North Carolina Judicial Branch's organization, structure and/or administration.
|| To raise seed money to initiate smarter and innovative judicial programs and services within affiliated North Carolina judicial districts consistent with abilities and resources.
To receive, hold and disburse funds donated by individuals, foundations, corporations, and governmental entities that are earmarked for particular offices, programs and/or services within affiliated North Carolina judicial districts.