COMMITTEES

Executive Committee
Responsibilities: The Executive Committee shall: (a) be comprised of the Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer; (b) supervise and control all of the business and affairs of the corporation; (c) assist the Board in giving preliminary consideration to matters which do not come within the purview of other committees or where time does not permit referral to the otherwise appropriate committee; and (d) in general perform all duties as from time to time may be prescribed by the Board.

Advocacy & Public Policy Committee
Responsibilities: The Advocacy & Public Policy Committee shall: (a) research and identify areas for advocacy on behalf of the local court system; (b) be responsible for gathering and sharing information that confirms and highlights the need for government action, support or change in policy; (c) communicate with the local legislative delegation in support of the needs of the court system; and (d) in general perform all duties as from time to time may be prescribed by the Board.

Board Development Committee
Responsibilities: The Board Development Committee shall: (a) identify, recruit and nominate individuals for election to the Board as necessary; (b) submit a slate of officers at the appropriate and designated intervals for the consideration and approval of the Board; (c) ensure broad based representation and diversity on the Board; (d) provide, or cause to be provided, Board education programs that enhance the professional and/or personal development of the members in furtherance of the organizations vision and mission; and (e) in general perform all duties as from time to time may be prescribed by the Board.

Events Committee
Responsibilities: The Events Committee shall: (a) plan, organize and host the annual An Evening at the Courthouse fundraising event; (b) consider hosting additional fundraising events; (c) carry out all duties associated with hosting successful, well attended events; and (d) in general perform all duties as from time to time may be prescribed by the Board.

Finance Committee
Responsibilities: The Finance Committee shall: (a) review grant and pass-through applications and make approval decisions based upon the established protocol; (b) develop an annual budget for each fiscal year before the termination of the current fiscal year, which shall be submitted to the Board for adoption; (c) prepare, or cause to be prepared, an annual report with the assistance of the Public Relations Committee; (d) Ensure the preparation and filing of annual Tax Returns with the State and Federal governments; (e) Commission and submit the findings of an annual audit to the Board; and (f) in general perform all duties as from time to time may be prescribed by the Board.

Marketing & Communications Committee
Responsibilities: The Marketing and Communications Committee shall: (a) publicize Justice Initiatives and its activities, both internally and externally, by promoting knowledge and information about the court system; (b) research and identify opportunities to educate the community about the court system; (c) prepare, or cause to be prepared, an annual report with the assistance of the Finance Committee; and (d) in general perform all duties as from time to time may be prescribed by the Board.

Personnel Committee
Responsibilities: The Personnel Committee shall: (a) provide oversight on all matters relating to recruitment, hiring, discipline and firing of JI staff; and (b) mediate issues between staff members that are not able to be resolved otherwise.

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