Roughly 206 drug courts serve residents in 53 of California’s 58 counties. By helping people with substance abuse issues repair their lives, drug courts divert those who could otherwise cycle repeatedly through the criminal justice system.
With California’s growing focus on criminal justice reform comes expanding use of reentry courts as an alternative to cycles of re-incarceration. Reentry courts, a type of collaborative justice court for individuals released from jail or prison, offer...
California’s 75 teen courts let youth face a jury of their peers—and steer cases away from the juvenile justice system.
For veterans who've been charged with minor crimes, veteran courts offer restorative justice as opposed to incarceration.
Did you know that California was one of the first states to establish a collaborative court in the U.S.?
A Q&A with Steve Binder, a 2018 Distinguished Service Award recipient from San Diego whose innovative court model started a nationwide movement.
Delayed by COVID-19 for nearly three months in most parts of the state, jury trials are resuming in counties large and small.
The budget cuts $200 million from the state court system, though $150 million could be restored if the federal government sends additional aid by the fall.
At least 31 California counties home to 80 percent of the state's residents have kept COVID-19 emergency bail schedules to help curb the spread of the virus in jails and surrounding communities during the pandemic, according to data from superior courts.
Since the COVID-19 state of emergency issued in mid-March, courts around the state have been holding more court hearings remotely. Now courts are looking for ways to expand remote technology to support community engagement.