A convening of educators and jurists focused on lowering student suspension rates and chronic absenteeism in rural communities.
A record 92 public schools throughout California were recognized by the Civic Learning Awards. Now in it's seventh year, the awards recognize public schools for their civic education achievements.
A group of five recent graduates share how their civic engagement at a young age prepared them for their next steps in life. All have been involved in youth courts, youth government, and other civic education programs.
Today the California State Legislature sent an historic bill to the Governor that will fundamentally change California's pretrial release and detention system.
Governor Jerry Brown signed a state budget on Wednesday that will help restore court services slashed during the recession, fund courthouse projects, and improve access to justice for millions of Californians.
The Constitutional promise of being tried by a “jury of your peers” is taken to the extreme in peer courts, an alternative approach to the traditional juvenile justice system where teens judge other teens.
The Fourth District, Division One traveled from its downtown San Diego courtroom to Imperial County so 500 local students could experience their justice system in action.
Facing growing numbers of civil and family law litigants representing themselves, courts are expanding services offered through “self-help” centers.
More than 150 judges, court managers and IT professionals came together in Sacramento last week to find new ways to harness technologies to offer better service and access to the public.
Inspired by the Chief Justice, 13 California counties launch efforts to boost civic education.
While the model has helped equalize funding gaps across counties, chronic underfunding of the judicial branch has complicated its rollout.
A new proposal by the Commission on the Future of California’s Court System seeks to do away with the oversized consequences of traffic tickets by making minor offenses civil violations.