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Opinion: Helping veterans through justice system

April 28, 2016 | NewsLinks
The state Assembly’s Veterans Affairs Committee, with bipartisan support, recently unanimously approved AB 1672, legislation aimed at expanding the reach of Veterans’ Treatment Courts in California.
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Veterans’ Courts measure advanced

April 15, 2016 | NewsLinks
“All too often, our service men and women return from military service with serious disorders and substance abuse problems that sadly result in run-ins with the law,” said Mathis, the bill’s author and a Purple Heart recipient who served two combat tours in the Iraq War.
California Bench Continues to Grow More Diverse

California Bench Continues to Grow More Diverse

March 01, 2016 | News Release
SAN FRANCISCO—Diversity on the California bench has slowly but steadily increased over the last 10 years, according to a legislatively mandated annual report released today by the Judicial Council. The report contains demographic data on the ethnicity,...
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Impact of Legislation

Impact of Legislation

February 19, 2016 | Multimedia
When new laws are passed, local agencies often receive additional funding. Sonoma County Judge Mary Ann O’Malley points out that while Sheriffs and county corrections received millions in Realignment money, the state courts were left to absorb the expenses themselves. Listen

Council Approves 2015 Legislative Priorities

December 12, 2014 | News Release
SAN FRANCISCO—At its public meeting on December 12, the Judicial Council approved recommendations from its Policy Coordination and Liaison Committee to advocate for new investment in the justice system, more judgeships for communities most in need, and...
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A primer on how the council is making local court funding more equitable across the state (2:53). 

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