The AOC director appoints an advisory committee to help the CIP program define priority areas for improvement. The work of the advisory committee is accomplished through three special topic subcommittees, which include:
- Juvenile Code Revision
examines the Juvenile Code and uses the collective experience of group members to improve the clearness and effectiveness of North Carolina's statutes to (a) better protect children who are the focus of these cases; and (b) improve the efficiency and quality of the system handling these cases.
identifies, develops, and coordinates comprehensive skill-based training and standards for judges and attorneys practicing in abuse, neglect and dependency proceedings. The group is (a) focusing on the training needs of attorneys and judges (new and experienced) and (b) collaborating with others to support and streamline training efforts.
- Future of Court Improvement
is responsible for (a) guiding the current court reassessment process and (b) making CIP funding use recommendations to the full CIP advisory committee. Members of this group also serve as the Court Improvement Grant Proposal Review Team