California superior courts received more than 200,000 petitions for resentencing or applications for reclassification during the first 13 months after voters approved Proposition 47.
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...
In a recent policy paper the Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA) recommend policies and practices that courts can adopt to reduce the negative impact that fines and fees have on those unable to pay.
Video with captions: Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye announces charge and members of the Pretrial Work Group.
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.?
In 2018, a number of new laws were created in the hope of expanding the rights of Californians through the court system.
Juvenile courts in California are uniquely responsible for the treatment and rehabilitation of young offenders. But increasingly, courts and schools are recognizing the value of keeping students in classrooms and out of the court system altogether.
Today the California State Legislature sent an historic bill to the Governor that will fundamentally change California's pretrial release and detention system.
A Q&A with Steve Binder, a 2018 Distinguished Service Award recipient from San Diego whose innovative court model started a nationwide movement.