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.
Santa Clara Superior Court hosted its sixth annual Educators Day, which brought together approximately 100 superintendents, principals and other educational administrators.
Statewide investment in self-help services has helped Alameda Superior Court open a second center.
Hundreds of children awaiting adoption got their day in court and their forever families during the month of November.
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.
Facing growing numbers of civil and family law litigants representing themselves, courts are expanding services offered through “self-help” centers.
Since 2002, the judicial branch has overseen the addition of 29 new safe and accessible court facilities around the state, improving access to justice for millions of Californians.
Every year, nearly 1.2 million people come to self-help centers in California courthouses seeking guidance with civil cases such as divorces, evictions, and restraining orders. While every county court has its own self-help center, nearly a dozen also use JusticeCorps students to help serve users.
The Judicial Council on Thursday voted to proclaim November “Court Adoption and Permanency Month," when many California courts will dedicate extra courtrooms and judges to settling large numbers of adoption cases.
A paralegal in Los Angeles County Superior Court's self-help center receives recognition for her commitment to service.
Videoconference technology helps deliver self-help services remotely and increases a court's outreach.
Did you know that May is National Foster Care Month? Learn about how one court-driven program makes an impact on the lives of foster youth.