The state’s chief justice speaks about ladies’s empowerment and serving to drug offenders on the Greensboro Native Information occasion
A Need for the Money: North Carolina has 23 recovery treatment courts across the state for drug addicts who have been particularly hard hit by the opioid crisis.
Beasley is asking lawmakers to raise funds to get more of it.
Beasley also spoke about efforts to improve courthouse technology and talking to citizens about how justice could be improved in North Carolina.
When asked about combating sex trafficking, Beasley said that Cumberland County recently opened its first human trafficking court.
“You specifically mentioned sex trafficking, but in human trafficking there is also human trafficking and organ trafficking,” she said. “It’s incredible that people are literally being traded for an organ. And that’s what happens here in North Carolina.”
Beasley also stressed the importance of women seeing themselves as candidates for leadership positions.
“If we don’t offer ourselves, we’ll count ourselves out,” she said. “And we just can’t do that.”
She said the first time she heard people suggest she could be the state’s next chief justice – former Chief Justice Mark Martin, a Republican resigned to lead a law school in Virginia – was her first Thought not to agree with them but to think about how you wasn’t the oldest member of the Supreme Court.