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Criminal Justice Services
715 E. 4th St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

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Criminal Justice Services

​Community Engagement


Mecklenburg County’s Criminal Justice System needs your feedback to help identify more effective alternatives to justice system involvement. Solutions must come from our community and from the people.

Community Engagement is a critical part of this reform effort!

As part of its involvement in the Safety and Justice Challenge, Criminal Justice Services has created a Community Engagement Workgroup with the goal of listening to community members’ concerns, issues, and ideas to identify potential system and policy changes to improve the local criminal justice system. The Community Engagement Workgroup has begun its work with a pilot in the Hidden Valley Community and hopes to expand to other Mecklenburg County communities in the future.



Recent Workgroup Activities in Response to Community Feedback:
  • Partnered with the Hidden Valley Community on the Hidden Valley Community JamFest (4/14/2018)
  • Hosted Educational Resource Fair at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School (2/8/2018)
  • Exploring opportunities to collaborate on an Educational Garden at Hidden Valley Elementary School
  • Collaborating with CMPD and Charlotte's Community Resource Council to provide community/pop-up mediation within the Hidden Valley community
  • Developed series of resource fairs to share information about services available within the local justice system and Mecklenburg County
  • Participated in the Hidden Valley Community's Annual Parade and Festival (12/2/2017)
  • Active partner in CMPD's Community Empowerment Initiative (10/2017 - present)
  • Co-Hosted Community Forum with the Hidden Valley Community Association (9/5/2017)
  • Attended Hidden Valley National Night Out (8/1/2017)

Community Engagement Partners include:
  • ​Mecklenburg County Criminal Justice Services
  • Magistrate’s Office
  • Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
  • Hidden Valley Community Association
  • District Attorney’s Office
  • Hidden Valley Faith Community
  • Public Defender’s Office
  • Hidden Valley Elementary School

  • ​Division of Adult Corrections and Juvenile Justice
  • Judges
  • University City Partners
  • Communities Doing Good, Inc.
  • Mecklenburg County Community Support Services
  • City of Charlotte Community Relations Committee / Dispute Settlement
  • Hidden Valley Optimist Club
  • City of Charlotte Housing and Neighborhood Services

Address

Office Location:

Criminal Justice Services
715 E. 4th St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

Criminal Justice Services