The Judicial Council at its May 18-19 business meeting approved recommendations to temporarily modify how it distributes funding to small courts for court-appointed attorneys in juvenile dependency cases.
SAN DIEGO—During its public meeting on October 27-28, the Judicial Council heard, considered, or took action on items related to court funding, judgeship needs, filing statistics, pretrial detention, and Court Adoption and Permanency Month.
SAN FRANCISCO—On the second day of its two-day public meeting on August 26, the Judicial Council approved recommendations from its Court Facilities Advisory Committee that the schedules of active new courthouse projects be modified and put on hold until adequate funding can be restored.
The Court Facilities Advisory Committee today voted to recommend to the Judicial Council that all 23 current judicial branch projects continue based on the general criteria of working with available funding, not incurring additional costs, or wasting funds. Projects would be grouped into four broad categories that would determine how far an individual project can proceed until adequate funding is restored.