Judge Brian Back describes how use of the Ohio Risk Assessment Tool has helped Ventura County. Early indications are that it has been successful: freeing up needed jail beds by releasing low-risk offenders, who are more likely to make their court date, and filling beds with high-risk offenders.
(Subscription required) McGee he grew up in the Coachella Valley, spending summers employed at an auto parts store his father managed and a carpet cleaning company. Working with his hands made him want to pursue higher education, and in 1976 McGee became the first member of his family to graduate college when he earned a history degree from Loyola Marymount University.
(Subscription required) Judge Henry Walsh has bled Dodger blue for a long time — a very long time. His fandom traces back to his childhood when the team was on the other side of the country in Brooklyn.
The Judicial Council presented its 2016 Distinguished Service Award, the highest honors given by the state court system’s governing body. Now in its 23rd year, the award recognizes those who have demonstrated...